by Future Transport-News
26 May 2021
Hybrid Air Vehicles: Airlander’s Mobility Cabin Concepts Revealed
Airlander 10’s spacious cabin gives every passenger a comfortable seat with direct access to the aisles. The floor-to-ceiling windows are a focal point, providing passengers with incredible views and natural light. Coupled with its unique interior, the aircraft also offers a clear pathway to all-electric flight. The Airlander 10 aircraft will be available with up to 100 seats in a hybrid-electric configuration from 2025, operating with 90% fewer emissions than conventional aircraft in similar roles. The aircraft will be offered in a fully electric configuration by 2030.
For many decades flying from A to B has meant sitting in a metal tube with tiny windows – a necessity but not always a pleasure. On Airlander, the whole experience is pleasant, even enjoyable. And in the hybrid-electric and future all-electric configurations, Airlander is fit for our decarbonised future.
“This cabin offering is ideally suited to inter-city mobility applications like Liverpool to Belfast and Seattle to Vancouver, which Airlander can service with a tiny fraction of the emissions of current air options. Inter-city transport represents 40% of the forecast Urban Air Mobility market by 2050, equivalent to £36bn, according to research performed by Roland Berger. Airlander 10 offers this mobility at a much larger scale than other UAM applications.”
Although these are concept designs, the team has been guided by engineering and regulatory demands. The cabin design has incorporated many considerations to ensure it is practical, feasible, and ready for the transition into production.
At Hybrid Air Vehicles we are encouraging customers to Rethink the Skies and consider new approaches to solving some of the toughest challenges facing aerospace today. Airlander can take off and land from virtually any flat surface and offers a powerful combination of flexibility, persistence, payload capacity, and efficiency. Airlander is the future of zero-carbon aviation.
This article was originally published by Hybrid Air Vehicles.
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