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Technicians inspect airship's hull

The hull is inspected Credit: Hybrid Air Vehicles

The hull of the world's largest aircraft has been inspected by technicians at Cardington in Bedfordshire.

The Airlander is 26 metres tall and safety ropes are permanently attached to the hull so that inspections can be carried by experts. No major problems were found. This was the first time the access process has been used outside instead of inside the huge hanger at Cardington.

The Airlander Credit: Hybrid Air Vehicles