Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV), the company behind the development of the Airlander 10 aircraft, has been awarded production organisation approval (POA) from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
A POA considers the manufacturing and assembly aspects of aircraft production. This includes supply chain management, processes relating to the manufacturing and assembly, and the production facility itself.
Both the design organisation approval (DOA), which covers design activities and flight testing, and the POA, are required to move forward into a type certification programme for the production of the Airlander 10.
HAV received its DOA earlier in 2018.