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The World's Largest Aircraft the ‘Flying bum,’ Embarks on its First Flight

The world's largest aircraft on Wednesday embarked on its maiden flight four days after technical issues prompted a previous attempt to be abandoned. “Its first flight was delayed on Sunday due to a technical fault, which was resolved in time for the aircraft to take off in clear weather conditions for Wednesday's 30-minute flight”. The 92-metre- (302 feet-) long aircraft is currently the largest aircraft in the world .The project received a British government grant of 2.5 million pounds ($3.7 million, 2.9 million euros to develop.it can fly at up to 4,880 meters (6,000 feet) and reach speeds of 148 kilometers per hour (92 miles per hour), according to HAV.

The aircraft known as the Airlander 10 took to the skies from an airfield in Cardington, central England amid cheers and applause from crowds gathered to witness the takeoff event. The event mark 85 years an ill-fated airship the R101 took off from the same airfield in October 1930 before crashing in France, killing 48 people and effectively ending the development of airships in Britain.
While primarily developed for the US army to oversee it's surveillance missions, but was later shelved due to budget cuts.
The Airlander 10 also have the potential to transport cargo says Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) the company who developed the aircraft, also it can stay airborne for up to five days if manned or more than two weeks unmanned.

It's a great British innovation said HAV CEO Stephen McGlennan the aircraft is cheaper and greener than helicopter technology and It's a combines characteristics of an aircraft comes with normal fixed wing, a helicopter, and airship.

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