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HAV and BAE Systems Partner to Use Airlander for Surveillance

UK-based Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) is partnering with BAE Systems to explore the use of its Airlander helium-filled aircraft for transporting equipment and surveillance. The Airlander 10, set for commercial production in 2026, has gained attention due to its low carbon emissions, emitting up to 90% less than conventional aircraft. Despite past airship accidents, HAV's CEO is confident in the technology's improvement and its market potential. The Airlander's ability to land anywhere flat, including on water, makes it attractive for defence and luxury travel, and Spanish regional aircraft Air Nostrum has already reserved 20 Airlanders. This development highlights the growing interest in helium-propelled aviation for environmentally friendly transportation options.

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