The Return of the Airship

Photo by Biblioteca Valenciana Nicolau Primitiu on Unsplash

A Spanish airline has bought 10 Airlander airships, which will be built in South Yorkshire

The hybrid aircraft, which generate lift from both aerodynamics and helium (and are also hybrid in other ways, namely diesel-electric), will be trialed on short domestic routes in Spain. While slower than jets, they produce 90% less emissions. Future versions of the Airlander will be electrically powered. The commercial version…

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