Air Nostrum’s partners are joining the Airlander 10 sustainable mobility project of UK-based Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) as part of an innovative partnership to boost the airline’s sustainable mobility solutions. The two parties have signed an agreement for the group to be the launch customer for the Airlander 10, an environmentally friendly and versatile airship.

With this initiative, the partners of the Valencian mobility holding company reinforce their position as an innovative group at the forefront of sustainable transport. Air Nostrum is exploring different solutions that seek to improve environmental protection, as in this case with the plan to introduce the Airlander 10 in its fleet.

This revolutionary means of transport is highly sustainable thanks to the fact that its fuel consumption is much lower than that of other alternative means, which means a reduction in CO2 emissions of up to 90% in the initial project and until reaching zero emissions in 2030. It is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on production, responsible consumption and climate action.

The intention embodied in the agreement by HAV is that the first aircraft can be operational, after obtaining its certification, in 2026, and then continue to deliver new units in a staggered manner over the next five years. Air Nostrum’s partners plan to operate this means of transport by means of an operating lease of up to 10 aircraft.

Versatility and sustainability are the great assets of the aircraft made by the English company HAV. Its use can be adapted to the specific needs of each destination, as the Airlander 10 can land on any reasonably flat surface, both on land and on water.

Moreover, given its ability to take off and land in confined spaces, the Airlander 10 can be the perfect mobility alternative for air transport in cities that do not have airport facilities and on islands. Air Nostrum’s partners are currently striving to improve passenger mobility, whether through conventional aircraft, trains or with revolutionary new air solutions.

Carlos Bertomeu, president of Air Nostrum, explains: “We explore every avenue open to us to reduce our carbon footprint. This is something we have been doing for many years. The Airlander 10 will drastically lower emissions and that is why we have reached this agreement with HAV. Sustainability, fortunately for all of us, is already a fact of life in commercial aviation and agreements like this are an effective way to achieve the decarbonization targets set out in the ‘Fit for 55’ legislative initiative.”