World’s Largest Aircraft Takes Flight

The aircraft has the impression of a blimp crossed with a commercial airplane

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The Airlander 10, has become the largest aircraft to ever take flight as of May 10th, according to livescience.com.

Sitting at 302 feet long, 104 feet wide, this building in the air has the impression of a blimp crossed with a commercial airplane but combines technology from airplanes, helicopters, and airships, according to www.hybridairvehicles.com.

The UK inventors at Hybrid Air Vehicles are striving to make the aircraft used in a commercial setting. The Airlander 10 is designed to stay at altitudes of around 20,000 feet for as long as 5 days, according to Google News.

“The Airlander 10 flew for a total of 180 minutes to test the aircraft’s handling, improved landing technology and more,” stated representatives at Hybrid Air Vehicles, the creator of the monstrous aircraft, according to livescience.com.

Beyond commercial use, “The Airlander 10 could one day be used for search and rescue missions, by border control agents, for crowd monitoring, security, filming or academic research,” stated Hybrid Air Vehicles, reported livescience.com.

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