The Airlander – level 2
The Airlander is a cross between a plane, an airship, and a helicopter. It is really big – it is as long as a football pitch and as tall as six double-decker buses. People call it the biggest aircraft in the world.
Recently, the Airlander made its debut in England. Before its first use, however, it must fly at least for 200 hours.
The makers of the aircraft believe that it could be the aircraft of the future. It can carry as much as a big airplane, but it produces much less noise and it is eco-friendly. The company plans to build twelve Airlanders every year.
Difficult words: cross (a hybrid, a mix), airship (an aircraft with gas which is lighter than the air), debut (the first public showing).
You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.
What do you think of the Airlander?
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