World’s largest aircraft completes test flight

Vastavam web: The world’s largest air craft has successfully completed a test flight, bringing the massive helium-filled airship one step closer to commercial use.
The hybrid aircraft dubbed the Airlander 10 combines technology from airplanes, helicopters and airships.
It is designed to fly at altitudes of 6,100 meters for up to five days when manned.

With a length of 92 metres, it is the largest aircraft currently flying, ‘Live Science’ reported.  On May 10, the Airlander 10 flew for a total of 180 minutes to test the aircraft’s handling, improved landing technology and more, according to Hybrid air vehicals, the British company that built the aircraft. During the successful test flight in Cardington, UK, the Airlander 10 “handled superbly,” said Dave Burns, the Airlander 10’s chief test pilot.