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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

Half-billion-dollar deal signals birth of new dirigibles era

Half-billion-dollar deal signals birth of new dirigibles era

June 23, 2017 at 5:29 pm 0 comments

When 17th century futurists imagined skylines teeming with dirigibles, they might have actually been on to something. But rather than ladies in hoop skirts pedaling across the Manhattan skyline on hybrid bicycle/balloon contraptions, the new Era of Airships 2.0 may look more like the one envisioned by Lockheed Martin, movingRead More

Lockheed rolls out first LM-100J Super Hercules commercial freighter [VIDEO]

Lockheed rolls out first LM-100J Super Hercules commercial freighter [VIDEO]

February 20, 2017 at 6:46 pm 0 comments

After a three-year wait, the LM-100J has finally arrived on the commercial market. Last week, Lockheed Martin rolled out the first of these propeller-driven, modified military aircraft, known as  “Super Hercules Commercial Freighters.” Lockheed expects the freighter’s first flight to happen this spring. Lockheed Martin, which has decades of successRead More

Bravo Industries to purchase ten LM-100J freighters [VIDEO]

Bravo Industries to purchase ten LM-100J freighters [VIDEO]

July 13, 2016 at 5:50 pm 0 comments

Bravo Industries said it will purchase ten LM-100J Super Hercules commercial freighter aircraft from Lockheed Martin. The Brazil-focused logistics and defense group made the announcement at this week’s Farnborough Air Show in the U.K. The freighters will be used for air cargo operations in Brazil by Bravo’s Logística division, whichRead 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

Lockheed’s Herculean undertaking

Lockheed’s Herculean undertaking

March 26, 2014 at 4:04 pm 0 comments

More than two decades have passed since Lockheed Martin has produced civilian Hercules cargo aircraft. The Bethesda, Md.-based defense company says the time is right and the market is ripe for the LM-100J, the civilian version of Lockheed’s C-130J Super Hercules military aircraft. Its predecessor is the L-100. “It’s aRead More