Revealed: how the amazing, luxurious interior of the world's longest aircraft will look

Chloe Chaplain
Design Q

An incredible set of images has revealed what the future of air travel could look like as designers showcase plans for the world’s longest aircraft.

Passengers will be able to enjoy en-suite bedrooms, fine dining and seating areas boasting "horizon-to-horizon views" on the part-plane, part-airship Airlander 10.

The £25 million aircraft will offer luxury travel for up to 18 guests and crew members who, according to the developers, will enjoy "luxury expeditions" to locations that cannot be reached by existing transport.

It will be able to take off and land on "virtually any flat surface" without the need for traditional infrastructure such as ports or airports, according to the company.

The craft will be used to fly to destinations that are not already available through existing transport (Design Q)

The aircraft was owned by the US army until 2016 and now belongs to Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV), based in Bedfordshire.

It is 302ft long, 143ft wide and 85ft tall, with a cabin that is larger than most single-aisle aircraft.

Designers have plans for panoramic views (Design Q)

HAV chief executive Stephen McGlennan said: "Airlander challenges people to rethink the skies and that is the driving force behind everything we do.

“Air travel has become very much about getting from A to B as quickly as possible. What we're offering is a way of making the journey a joy."

Inside there will be a bar and 10 bedrooms (Design Q)

Designers believe the plans are practical and ready to go into production.

HAV believes it could be used for a variety of functions in addition to leisure trips, such as surveillance, communications, delivering aid and search and rescue missions.

The aircraft used to be owned by the US military (Design Q)

In August 2016 its cockpit was severely damaged when the aircraft nose-dived and crashed during a test flight.

The aircraft then collapsed in November last year after coming loose from its moorings.

Both incidents happened at its former base at Cardington Airfield, Bedfordshire.