Hybrid Air Vehicles is the company behind Airlander, the world’s first full-scale hybrid aircraft and a key part of the future of zero-carbon aviation. By 2025, the company estimates that Airlander will fly with up to 90% fewer emissions than other aircraft.
Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) has been developing Airlander's technology since 2007 and has an established global lead. Airlander is a new approach to aviation that aims to provide low-carbon regional mobility, airborne cruises, logistics, and communications/ surveillance solutions. We calculate that Airlander can offer 10x cost and capability improvements in these challenges.
Our path to zero-carbon aviation:
- Already flown at full scale with 75% lower emissions, based on HAV's calculations
- Hybrid-electric version with 90% lower emissions planned in service from 2025
- By 2030 we plan an all-electric Airlander 10 with zero emissions
The market for Airlander technology has been independently estimated at over US$50 billion over the next 20 years. We are focussed on securing launch orders, hold letters of intent confirming interest in 15 commercial aircraft and have deposit paid reservation agreements on 2, with defence proposals also under initial discussion with customers. Airlander 10 plans to be in service from 2024.
HAV is the only company in the world to have flown a full-scale prototype hybrid aircraft. Over the past 10+ years, we've spent £116m developing Airlander. We're now production-ready with a clear path to certification.
Airlander has been featured in The Telegraph, The Guardian, Financial Times, New Yorker, BBC, GQ and Robb Report to name a few.