- The Airlander uses inert helium to provide most of its lift, it can stay afloat for days with minimal fuel costs. When it does move it uses only a third of the fuel of regular planes (although it's much slower — only reaching speeds of up to 100mph), and its capacity to hover means it can land pretty much anywhere — including on water.
- The Airlander 10 also has one of the lowest carbon emissions of any aircraft in the world and is capable of carrying up to 50 tons of freight for distances up to 1,600 miles.
- The company wants to develop it for a range of commercial purposes, including "freight, remote access, aid distribution, advertising, surveillance, communications and luxury passenger transport.
This massive airship is getting a $2.7 million grant to revolutionize transport
4. 9. 15 by Mike Anderson