The world's largest airship, Airlander 10, flew for the first time on 17 August 2016 over London's Cardington airfield.
This flight of the 92-metre ship, nicknamed the Flying Bum for its shape, lasted for about 30 minutes. The aircraft completed a series of flight manoeuvres and landed safely.
About Airlander 10
• The Hybrid Air Vehicles HAV 304 Airlander 10 is a hybrid airship made by Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) in the United Kingdom.
• It was originally built for the US Army's Long Endurance Multi-intelligence Vehicle (LEMV) project.
• The US Army cancelled the LEMV project for cost reasons in February 2013.
• HAV bought back the airship in September 2013 for 301000 US dollar.
• In 2014, it was reassembled and refurbished for civilian use at RAF Cardington in England. It was also redesignated the Airlander 10.
• HAV announced the new version in March 2016, with potential civil, military and leisure uses.
• The aircraft is 143ft-wide and 85ft-high. It is about 50ft longer than the biggest passenger jets.
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What: Made maiden voyage
When: 17 August 2016