Friday, 17 June 2022

It is not all hot air for Air Nostrum's future fleet....

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Air Nostrum, the Spanish regional airline has placed an order for 10 Airlander 10 airships scheduled to operate from the carriers Valencia base from 2026.

Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) is one of the leading manufacturers of sustainable aircraft technologies are providing 100-seat airships that are expected to operate alongside the carrier's fleet of regular aircraft, yet only produce around a tenth of the harmful emissions.

HAV plans to launch production of the aircraft in South Yorkshire UK, this year, creating thousands of skilled jobs in green aerospace technologies and supporting levelling up across the region.

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Carlos Bertomeu, President, Air Nostrum, said:  "We are exploring each and every possible way to reduce our carbon footprint. This is something that we have been doing for many years. The Airlander 10 will drastically reduce emissions and for that reason we have made this agreement with HAV. Sustainability, which is good news for everyone, is already a non-negotiable fact in the daily operations of commercial aviation. Agreements such as these are a very effective way to reach the de-carbonization targets contemplated in the Fit for 55 legislative initiative."

Kwasi Kwarteng, UK's Business Secretary said: "Hybrid aircraft could play an important role as we transition to cleaner forms of aviation, and it is wonderful to see the UK right at the forefront of the technology’s development. This agreement enhances the possibility of the revolutionary, British-made and designed, Airlander 10 aircraft flying across Spanish skies. It is more proof of how the UK’s businesses are embracing new technology to drive growth and support high skilled UK jobs."

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Photo Hybrid Air Vehicles

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