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Airlander 10 airships plan for Highlands transport moves forward



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Airlander 10 airships could soon be soaring over the Highlands as part of a green transport plan


1. Plans to introduce airships as a new form of green transport in the Highlands are continuing to move forward.

Hybrid Air Vehicles and the Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership (Hitrans) are to work together to develop a full business case for the venture.

It builds on a previous feasibility study which indicated there was an opportunity to improve the provision of low-carbon passenger and freight services with minimal requirements to upgrade infrastructure.

The helium-filled Airlander 10 aircraft is slated to go into production by the end of the decade.

Hybrid Air Vehicles has now reserved six of its early production slots for Hitrans.

Ranald Robertson, director at Hitrans,

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