If the A380 is still too tiny for your liking, then allow us to introduce to you the world’s largest aircraft yet: the Airlander 10. During the Farnborough Air Show held in the UK recently, Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) released concept pictures of the passenger compartments in the Airlander 10 airship, visualised by DesignQ.
The Airlander 10 was first designed back in 2012 as a surveillance aircraft for the US Army. When they cancelled the program, the airship was returned to its home in the UK where HAV decided to open it for civilian use of the upper-class kind. From the interior pictures we’ve seen so far, they’re certainly on the right path.
At first glance, the airship has one very identifiable silhouette — that of the human’s posterior. HAV very openly refers to it as the Flying Bum, and the passenger cabin alone measures 46 metres. It is allegedly able to accommodate 19 passengers for a three-day scenic cruise in the air. Right now, images of the interior show a sleek passenger cabin decked in cream and white, with see-through glass floors and a luxurious bar. Perfect for sipping on your “shaken not stirred” martini, we suppose.
The company has not yet confirmed a date for starting passenger flights, but we’re excited for another type of scenic holiday inside a vehicle. Click through the gallery to see more pictures of the Airlander 10.
(Images: Airlander 10)