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Inside Airlander 10, the world’s longest aircraft

By Lauren Kirton on 5th October 2018

Recently revealed by Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) and Design Q, the Airlander 10 could be the next big thing when it comes to luxury travel. During their new ‘Rethink the Skies’ campaign, Bedfordshire-based company HAV released new pictures showcasing the interior of the £25 million aircraft.

The aircraft was built in 2012 and, until 2016, was used by the US Army before it was purchased by HAV and redesigned for recreational use.

As the Airlander is able to land anywhere with a flat surface, the team hope it will reach places no current modes of transport can reach as no runway or port is needed. Designed to accommodate 18 passengers at a time, the aircraft boasts a 150ft long cabin with one pilot station and observer seat.

Passengers will stay in lavish en-suite bedrooms and be able to enjoy horizon-to-horizon views in the aircraft’s extensive Infinity Lounge. The Altitude Bar will offer drinks with the ultimate view, while guests enjoy fine dining in the skies.

Stephen McGlennan, CEO of HAV, believes the Airlander 10 will change the way we think about air travel. He told Luxury Lifestyle Magazine: “Airlander challenges people to rethink the skies – that’s the driving force behind everything we do. Air travel has become very much about getting from A to B as quickly as possible. What we’re offering is a way of making the journey a joy.”

Airlander 10’s interior is unusually spacious – the cabin is larger than most single-aisle aircraft, such as the A320. This space allowed the team at Design Q to use their extensive experience of luxury spaces to create something full of unique features that will set new standards for excellence in air travel.