HAV planning to deliver airships by 2026
South Yorkshire’s mayor Oliver Coppard and the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (Symca) have approved a package of investment and support for plans by Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) to produce its pioneering new low carbon aircraft, Airlander 10, in Doncaster.
HAV is a UK-based leader in sustainable aircraft technology and the Airlander 10 is an ultra-low emissions aircraft, capable of carrying 100 passengers or 10 t of freight.
The loan investment, worth GBP 7 million, will be used to support HAV to begin investing in facilities, talent and supply chains in South Yorkshire. HAV’s plans will create over 1,200 new high value and highly skilled jobs in new green technologies.
By 2026, the company aims to deliver the first completed orders to its customers and build twelve new Airlander 10 aircraft per year in Doncaster thereafter. (cj)