Britain launched the world's largest aircraft Life lasting can even fly three
[introduction] recently launched by a British company is currently the world's largest aviation aircraft, it can not only battery life for 3 weeks, still can carry large cargo to traditional aircraft hard-to-reach areas.Media are reviewed, and the new aircraft or will become the industry's "change".
Models for HAV304 aircraft in the UK bedfordshire exhibited a hangar
By a British company recently launched the world's largest aviation aircraft, it can not only battery life for 3 weeks, can also carry large cargo to traditional aircraft hard-to-reach areas.Media are reviewed, and the new aircraft or will become the industry's "change".
This aircraft shape like planes, airships and helicopter mixture, up to 91 meters, "hybrid aircraft co., LTD." developed by the UK and will cost about 30 million pounds ($50 million).
The Daily Telegraph reported on February 28th, at present, the model for aircraft HAV304 bedfordshire in Britain exhibited a hangar.
Due to the use of inert gas helium, the aircraft has the advantages of environmental protection and energy saving compared with traditional cargo plane, can save 70% energy.
Another big advantage is that don't need a runway HAV304 takeoff and landing.Researchers plan to further improve the aircraft, make it in the water, ice and desert terrain take-off and landing, so that they can deliver the goods to some traditional aircraft hard-to-reach areas.
This aircraft is scheduled to begin later this year in the UK, flight speeds of up to 160 kilometers per hour.
Two types of
"Hybrid aircraft co., LTD." the head of public relations and news Chris daniels, company research and development of the aircraft has two types, one is able to stay in the air for a long time, can be used for communication and broadcasting sports games, etc.;Another is mainly used for transport.
The aircraft will be used for communication are on show."Hybrid aircraft co., LTD." will be on the basis of existing research more advanced Airlander 50 type aircraft, enable it to deliver 50 tons of cargo, and fuel consumption only a quarter of the traditional aircraft.Of course, its size is larger, 119 meters long, 60 meters wide, 35 meters high.
Daniels said, due to the use of helium, every double the length of the aircraft, cargo loading capacity can increase 8 times, he hopes the aircraft maximum loading capacity can reach 200 tons.
But he argued that the new aircraft will not replace the traditional railway, ship, such as the mode of transportation, it is more suitable for large goods can be shipped to similar like some hard to reach areas such as Canada and Africa.
Daniels says, there have been several companies to show interest in the aircraft, there are also some people called it "wants to buy a".
"Hybrid aircraft co., LTD.", said the future plans to produce 600 to 1000 of these aircraft.At present, France, the United States, Russia and Australia have similar research projects.
this aircraft project with the British government's 2.5 million pounds ($4.18 million) in research and development funds.The government fund to support the research and development more efficient and quieter aircraft.
Britain's business secretary, Vince cable, said, aviation industry to create a large number of jobs and billions of revenue for the UK, so the government must ensure that their competitive advantage in the field of aviation and status.
"Hybrid aircraft co., LTD." chief executive Stephen group Brennan said, the British government's support shows that the company can solve the aviation industry is facing a big challenge, "it's going to be a British company leading the world a much-told story".