British company Hybrid Air Vehicles has announced the launch next year of two projects in the field of tourism and travel, in which the main element will be airships of a new type. Based on the model Airlander 10, the world’s largest aircraft, which is still only being tested .
The first initiative of the British is dedicated to the organization of expeditions and voyages for individuals on the airship. At the initial stage, those who bought the ticket will simply be allowed to board the flying colossus “for acquaintance”, and in the end it is planned to come to certified flights to the exotic corners of the planet. And it does not matter that you will have to fly longer than by plane – the very unhurried flight over the beauties of the planet is the main service.
The second task is to elevate restaurants, luxury salons and even mini-theaters to the sky. Dimensions and design of airships make it possible to create huge, in comparison with airplane, living quarters, with panoramic windows, interiors for 5 stars, etc. Implement an old idea in a new format entrusted design studio Design Q, which has already won a grant from the Ministry of Tourism of New Zealand – they want to attract wealthy tourists.
The model Airlander 10 is better suited for these purposes. It can lift up to 10,000 kg of payload and spend in the air for almost a week without refueling. The airship takes off in an airplane, from a conventional airfield, and therefore does not need special berthing masts. Cruising speed is 148 km / h, the device can climb to a height of 6 km and cross over one flight of entire continents.