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ANALYSIS: HAV makes plans to return Airlander 10 to flight

As he stands near the spot on the grass airfield where the Airlander 10’s second flight came to a bumpy end on 24 August – a nose-first landing described as the “world’s slowest air crash” – Hybrid Air Vehicles’ Chris Daniels admits “the world will be watching” next time the largest aircraft built takes to the skies. HAV – based in the same hangar at Cardington airfield, near Bedford, where the UK’s first airships were built almost a century ago – is working to repair the crew compartment of the 92m-long hybrid airship/flying wing and return the Airlander 10 to its flight test programme.

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