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Airlander 10: The “flying Bum” Is Currently The World’s Longest Aircraft. by Nigeriapen1: 10:32pm On Aug 08
By www.nigeriapen.com.ng

News Source: https://www.nigeriapen.com.ng/airlander-10-is-currently-the-worlds-longest-aircraft-id8704404-html/




The Airlander 10 is 302 feet long, making it 60-feet longer than the world’s largest passenger plane, the Airbus A380

Airlander 10, also known as the “Flying Bum” due to its rather unusual shape is currently the world’s longest aircraft.

The Airlander 10 is 302 feet long, making it 60-feet longer than the world’s largest passenger plane, the Airbus A380, which measures in at 240 feet.

Despite its not too attractive exterior, the luxury aircraft will more than make up for that with its exquisitely designed interior.

The aircraft can take off and land from virtually any flat surface, which eliminates the need for traditional infrastructure such as ports or airports.

The hybrid helium airship built by Hybrid Air Vehicles will feature a state of the art interior, rivalling that of a luxury hotel or cruise boat.

The Airlander 10 components
The curvaceous craft has a 46meter long cabin with plush en suite bedrooms, an on-board “altitude” bar and glass flooring that provides horizon-to-horizon views, providing an ostentatiously costly and luxurious flying experience to those privileged and wealthy enough to get on board.

While the Airlander 10 is the longest passenger aircraft, it won’t be the fastest. It only has a top speed of just 91mph which is just a fraction of the speed that a traditional passenger aircraft like the 560mph A380 can travel.

The Airlander 10 is also fitted with four 325 horsepower V8 diesel engines that can propel it to speeds of up to 148kmph and provide vertical thrust for horizontal takeoffs.

It has space for a payload capable of carrying up to 10 tonnes and a set of retractable pneumatic “skids” that can be used for landing on land, sand, water or ice.

Due to its part-airship, part-helicopter and part-plane, the 92-meter-long Airlander 10 owes its ability to float to 38,000 cubic meters of helium.

The pressure of the lighter-than-air gas helps maintain the aerodynamic shape of a hull made from carbon fiber, Kevlar and Mylar.

According Foxnews, CEO of Hybrid Air Vehicles, Stephen McGlennan said “Airlander challenges people to rethink the skies — that’s the driving force behind everything we do, Air travel has become very much about getting from A to B as quickly as possible.

What we’re offering is a way of making the journey a joy.”

The Airlander 10 has successfully completed six test flights so far, suffering some incidents like a collapse in UK where the aircraft went loose from its moorings.

It still needs to complete 200hours of test flights without incidents to prove its safety before been opened to customers.

See more photos below....

News Source: https://www.nigeriapen.com.ng/airlander-10-is-currently-the-worlds-longest-aircraft-id8704404-html/

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Re: Airlander 10: The “flying Bum” Is Currently The World’s Longest Aircraft. by Presidiotbuhari: 11:08pm On Aug 08
undecided
This looks like over bloated baloon.

On a serious note technology and mordern invention is making a landlocked countries never to worry about lack of access to sea ports.

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Re: Airlander 10: The “flying Bum” Is Currently The World’s Longest Aircraft. by OneCorner: 11:19pm On Aug 08
Presidiotbuhari:
undecided
This looks like over bloated baloon.

On a serious note technology and mordern invention is making a landlocked countries never to worry about lack of access to see ports.
Yes. The plane will be packing sea water and be bringing it to landlocked countries

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Re: Airlander 10: The “flying Bum” Is Currently The World’s Longest Aircraft. by Presidiotbuhari: 11:40pm On Aug 08
OneCorner:

Yes. The plane will be packing sea water and be bringing it to landlocked countries
^^^
I know u are brain dead because anyone that supports apc is emty upstairs.

With the invention of larger air crafts it is now possible to haul lage cargos vie air instead of sea only. I hope i have educated a brain dead islamist like u and while u are on it, remember not to mention me again because i dont respond to muslims.

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Re: Airlander 10: The “flying Bum” Is Currently The World’s Longest Aircraft. by OneCorner: 11:51pm On Aug 08
Presidiotbuhari:

^^^
I know u are brain dead because anyone that supports apc is emty upstairs.

With the invention of larger air crafts it is now possible to haul lage cargos vie air instead of sea only. I hope i have educated a brain dead islamist like u and while u are on it, remember not to mention me again because i dont respond to muslims.

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Re: Airlander 10: The “flying Bum” Is Currently The World’s Longest Aircraft. by modelmike7(m): 12:09am On Aug 09
Despite its not too attractive exterior, the luxury aircraft will more than make up for that with its exquisitely designed interior.
Beautiful
Re: Airlander 10: The “flying Bum” Is Currently The World’s Longest Aircraft. by andymofia(m): 12:09am On Aug 09
this one na blomblo

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Re: Airlander 10: The “flying Bum” Is Currently The World’s Longest Aircraft. by JerryJJZ(m): 12:11am On Aug 09
Issoryt...
Meanwhile, check out my signature
Re: Airlander 10: The “flying Bum” Is Currently The World’s Longest Aircraft. by FarahAideed: 12:11am On Aug 09
An Airship /blimp is not plane at all but a balloon ...planes are called planes because of the planed shape of their fixed wings
Re: Airlander 10: The “flying Bum” Is Currently The World’s Longest Aircraft. by izzou(m): 12:12am On Aug 09
OneCorner:

Yes. The plane will be packing sea water and be bringing it to landlocked countries

grin grin grin

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Re: Airlander 10: The “flying Bum” Is Currently The World’s Longest Aircraft. by SageTravels: 12:13am On Aug 09
This is Just too big. First timers will be scared to board o.


This is How I will be sitting onboard the Airlander as a pro

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Re: Airlander 10: The “flying Bum” Is Currently The World’s Longest Aircraft. by replete(m): 12:13am On Aug 09
Presidiotbuhari:

^^^
I know u are brain dead because anyone that supports apc is emty upstairs.

With the invention of larger air crafts it is now possible to haul lage cargos vie air instead of sea only. I hope i have educated a brain dead islamist like u and while u are on it, remember not to mention me again because i dont respond to muslims.

He actually does not deserve your response and explanation well I hope he learnt something

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Re: Airlander 10: The “flying Bum” Is Currently The World’s Longest Aircraft. by Christophorus(m): 12:13am On Aug 09
I'm a publisher.

Publishing your book is way easier than you think. Reach out for more.
Re: Airlander 10: The “flying Bum” Is Currently The World’s Longest Aircraft. by imran147(m): 12:18am On Aug 09
Presidiotbuhari:

^^^
I know u are brain dead because anyone that supports apc is emty upstairs.

With the invention of larger air crafts it is now possible to haul lage cargos vie air instead of sea only. I hope i have educated a brain dead islamist like u and while u are on it, remember not to mention me again because i dont respond to muslims.



IGNORANCE WONT KILL YOU HATERS OF MUSLIMS ... just like your pope did in 1095 by pope urban and the master planner of the crusader....Complex always worried you guys just don’t know why may be cuz of the purity worship in Islam but change your ways if truly you believe in the people of the books and one God

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Re: Airlander 10: The “flying Bum” Is Currently The World’s Longest Aircraft. by megafone: 12:19am On Aug 09
Presidiotbuhari:
undecided
This looks like over bloated baloon.

On a serious note technology and mordern invention is making a landlocked countries never to worry about lack of access to see ports.

Really, aboki's should free the rest of us!
Re: Airlander 10: The “flying Bum” Is Currently The World’s Longest Aircraft. by Jiang(m): 12:21am On Aug 09
Presidiotbuhari:

^^^
I know u are brain dead because anyone that supports apc is emty upstairs.

With the invention of larger air crafts it is now possible to haul lage cargos vie air instead of sea only. I hope i have educated a brain dead islamist like u and while u are on it, remember not to mention me again because i dont respond to muslims.

it will not be profitable, a single cargo ship is able to carry 15,000 to 18, 000 tones and it ain't as expensive to fuel and maintain like this big ballon that can probably only carry a maximum of 100 tons of you remove all the unnecessary extravagance

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Re: Airlander 10: The “flying Bum” Is Currently The World’s Longest Aircraft. by biomustry: 12:28am On Aug 09
As Nigerians, we can only see and read about it for now grin

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Re: Airlander 10: The “flying Bum” Is Currently The World’s Longest Aircraft. by TheOdd1sOut: 12:30am On Aug 09
I'm seeing the Heinsberg disaster happening once again

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Re: Airlander 10: The “flying Bum” Is Currently The World’s Longest Aircraft. by Drsheddy(m): 12:43am On Aug 09
K
Re: Airlander 10: The “flying Bum” Is Currently The World’s Longest Aircraft. by gotzy(m): 12:49am On Aug 09
e be like say some people don kukuma rent room and parlour for Nairand...dem no dey sleep again?

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Re: Airlander 10: The “flying Bum” Is Currently The World’s Longest Aircraft. by Dicksonpal: 1:00am On Aug 09
What do I knw?
Re: Airlander 10: The “flying Bum” Is Currently The World’s Longest Aircraft. by victorvick(m): 1:06am On Aug 09
Akpurakpumbem
Re: Airlander 10: The “flying Bum” Is Currently The World’s Longest Aircraft. by baby124: 1:32am On Aug 09
I am not interested in flying this one o. It doesn’t look like the engine will be able to carry this one o.
Re: Airlander 10: The “flying Bum” Is Currently The World’s Longest Aircraft. by AquafosSolar: 1:51am On Aug 09
TheOdd1sOut:
I'm seeing the Heinsberg disaster happening once again
this is filled with helium not hydrogen
Re: Airlander 10: The “flying Bum” Is Currently The World’s Longest Aircraft. by nextstep(m): 2:04am On Aug 09
baby124:
I am not interested in flying this one o. It doesn’t look like the engine will be able to carry this one o.

Its weight is supported by the large amount of helium it carries (like those birthday balloons). The engines mostly serve to push it. Not entirely sure how they make it rise and fall (perhaps they release helium from compressed tanks into the balloon so it floats, then recompress the helium back into the tanks so it falls).

Jiang:

it will not be profitable, a single cargo ship is able to carry 15,000 to 18, 000 tones and it ain't as expensive to fuel and maintain like this big ballon that can probably only carry a maximum of 100 tons of you remove all the unnecessary extravagance
This is likely for hauling cargo to places ships or rail can't reach, or supplementing cargo planes over shorter distances e.g. it would be great for correspondence/contracts/letters and small packages between Lagos and Abuja, but not Lagos to Nairobi.

Unlike a jet engine that consumes fuel, the majority of helium remains in the balloon after the flight, so there should be a negligible refill cost. There's the cost of powering the engines that make the aircraft pushing the aircraft, but those could be powered by batteries... I'm really curious to read more about this.

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Re: Airlander 10: The “flying Bum” Is Currently The World’s Longest Aircraft. by AreaFada2: 2:10am On Aug 09
Christophorus:
I'm a publisher.

Publishing your book is way easier than you think. Reach out for more.

Mr Publisher where is your link?

Online or hard copy publisher?
Re: Airlander 10: The “flying Bum” Is Currently The World’s Longest Aircraft. by frowland(m): 2:27am On Aug 09
Presidiotbuhari:

^^^
I know u are brain dead because anyone that supports apc is emty upstairs.

With the invention of larger air crafts it is now possible to haul lage cargos vie air instead of sea only. I hope i have educated a brain dead islamist like u and while u are on it, remember not to mention me again because i dont respond to muslims.

Cost of transportation will be higher.
Re: Airlander 10: The “flying Bum” Is Currently The World’s Longest Aircraft. by dontbothermuch: 2:32am On Aug 09
undecided

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Re: Airlander 10: The “flying Bum” Is Currently The World’s Longest Aircraft. by nnokwa042(m): 2:58am On Aug 09
OneCorner:

Yes. The plane will be packing sea water and be bringing it to landlocked countries
you people are funny that a country is landlock doesn't mean they don't have river ,land lock means your country's water is not connected to Atlantic or Pacific and Mediterranean sea,Switzerland Austria are all landlock country is your country better than them?

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