Cardington airship officially named
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Hybrid Air Vehicles Airlander 10 named Martha Gwyn

The longest aircraft in the world has been officially named in a royal ceremony as "The Martha Gwyn" at Cardington Hangars, Bedfordshire.

The Airlander 10 is 92m (301ft) long, cost £25m and took nearly 10 years to build. The project captured people's imagination, raising £500,000 through public donations in less than 10 hours.

Airships were first built at Cardington in the 1920s.

Hybrid Air Vehicles said the Airlander was the first of a new generation of airships to be built there and was filled with helium with diesel engines.

  • 13 Apr 2016
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