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Hovering on the Edge: Will airships go mainstream… again?

Hovering on the Edge: Will airships go mainstream… again?

September 7, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

A light breeze gusted against the enormous hangars that dominate the pastoral skyline of Bedfordshire, like Brobdingnagian relics in Gulliver’s Travels. “The weather was fine,” the post-accident report stated – perfect conditions for the Airlander 10’s second test flight, scheduled for Aug. 24, 2016. In the fields adjacent to theRead More

Airlander 10 returns to the skies!

Airlander 10 returns to the skies!

May 12, 2017 at 2:54 pm 0 comments

UK-based Hybrid Air Vehicles resumed test flights of its Airlander 10 hybrid airship this week, after a nine-month hiatus. The program suffered a setback last year after the test aircraft took a nosedive while attempting to land. Although nobody was hurt during the crash, and much of the ship remainedRead More

Will this be the first cargo airship on the market?

April 15, 2016 at 5:57 pm 0 comments

Last Friday, we talked about rocket launches as possibly becoming an air/space cargo vehicle of the future. For our fun Friday post this week, we look back to one of the oldest forms of air travel — lighter-than-air craft — as our cool vehicle of tomorrow. After working for 20Read More

Get ready for airship hybrids

Get ready for airship hybrids

June 17, 2015 at 10:49 pm 0 comments

To help address the problem of bringing heavy equipment into regions with poor infrastructure, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics has been working on developing a hybrid airship for more than 20 years. This week, they have announced a breakthrough. Hybrid Enterprises, LLC, acting on Lockheed Martin’s behalf, announced at the Paris AirRead More