Farnborough, UK - Last October, British aerospace firm Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) announced that it was developing a luxury-tourism-oriented version of its otherwise-industrial Airlander 10 airship. This Wednesday, at the Farnborough International Airshow, the company revealed what the interior of that aircraft's cabin will look like.
Currently considered the world's largest aircraft, the Airlander 10 is powered by four 325-hp (242-kW) turbocharged diesel engines (Credit: Hybrid Air Vehicles)
Designed by UK firm Design Q, the passenger cabin will be 46 meters long (151 ft), making it larger than the cabins of most single-aisle aircraft. It will be capable of accommodating 19 passengers plus crew, on expeditions up to three days in length.
Among its features will be private en-suite bedrooms, an Infinity Lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer "horizon-to-horizon" visibility, and an Altitude Bar where passengers can both have drinks and enjoy their meals.
Plans call for the tourist version of the Airlander 10 airship to feature an Infinity Lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows (Credit: Design Q/Airlander)
Currently considered the world's largest aircraft, the Airlander 10 is powered by four 325-hp (242-kW) turbocharged diesel engines and uses aerodynamic lift like a conventional fixed-wing aircraft to take off, with helium keeping it aloft once it's in the air...
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