World’s biggest aircraft

Propulsors: these contain the main engines that power the craft,
helping it to take off, manoeuvre and land

Fins: work in a similar way to fins and wings on most planes, helping
with controlling the direction of the craft

Vectoring vanes: mounted on the rear of each propulsor allowing the
craft to be steered at lower speeds or hovered when freight – such as
humanitarian aid – is being delivered

Payload module: Consists of the flight deck, which houses the
cockpit for the crew; fuel tanks and a payload beam for carrying cargo or
equipment. The payload compartment has a capacity of up to 22,050 lbs (up to
10,000 kg)

Mooring mast interface: Hard structure used to attach to a mooring mast
when required

The craft is referred to as a hybrid air vehicle, which means an
aircraft that uses a combination of buoyant lift (provided by the use of
‘lighter than air gas helium) aerodynamic lift (created by the shape of the
hull and air passing over it) and thrust from its engines (housed at each
corner in the propulsors)

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