The 302-foot Airlander 10. Photo Credit: Hybrid Air Vehicles
Photo Credit: Hybrid Air Vehicles

World's largest aircraft takes flight

The world’s largest aircraft – the 302-foot Airlander 10 – set off on its maiden voyage recently in England.

The aircraft, which has been in production by Hybrid Air Vehicles since 2007, flew for about 30 minutes out of Cardington Airfield in England.

Filled with 1.3 million cubic feet of helium, the Airlander 10 is capable of reaching an altitude of 16,000 feet and can stay in the air for five days. 

HAV says the craft will be used for "surveillance, communications and humanitarian aid deliveries."

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