Bottoms up! The world's longest aircraft Airlander 10 called The Flying Bum is ready to go into full production after successful final tests
- Airlander 10 approved to go into production to bring the passenger to heaven
- The name & # 39; The Flying Bum & # 39 ;, the prototype crashed and a woman was taken to the hospital
- Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) hope that aircraft will be operational in early 2020
Sophie Law for Mailonline
& # 39; The world's longest plane, called & # 39; The Flying Bum & # 39; goes into full production to bring its first passengers to heaven after successful final tests.
It comes after the Airlander 10 prototype was retired after collapsing and sinking into a field.
Bedford firm Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) has received production approval from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and it is hoped that it will be launched by the beginning of the 20th century.
It comes after the prototype of the Airlander 10 was retired after it had collapsed completely and dropped to the ground after it had slipped its berths and crashed into a field
In 2017, the Airlander 10 hit the headlines when the 20-ton plane crashed in Cardington, Bedfordshire, and a woman was taken to the hospital less than 24 hours after completing the sixth successful test flight.
After the crash chaos HAV has made a insurance claim of £ 32 million, whereby the shareholder was told that this is the maximum insured value & # 39; used to be.
Now the company has said that they have changed their focus and produce Airline 10 for customers around the world instead of developing prototypes.
Stephen McGlennan, the company's CEO, told the Guardian: "Many people ask me this question – when does Airlander fly again?
In 2017, the Airlander 10 hit the headlines when the 20-ton plane crashed in Cardington, Bedfordshire, and a woman was taken to the hospital
& # 39; My answer is this – look forward to many, many Airlanders who fly again, ready to be delivered to customers and used around the world.
After approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency and CAA, the company says it is in a strong position to start production & # 39;
The original mode costs £ 25 million to produce and was indicted as a surveillance plane by the US Army before HAV purchased it for civilian use.
The original mode costs £ 25 million to produce and was sued as a surveillance plane by the US Army before HAV bought it for civilian use