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Airships Could Prove a Lifeline in the Arctic

Beitragvon hilgenberg » Di, 08.11.2011 22:24

Airships Could Prove a Lifeline in the Arctic

http://www.wired.com/autopia/2011/09/ai ... he-arctic/

Airships may soon soar in the cold skies of northern Canada and Alaska, bringing supplies to remote mining communities where planes can’t always fly and roads are cost-prohibitive.

British airship manufacturer Hybrid Air Vehicles has announced a major contract with Canada’s Discovery Air Innovations to build airships capable of lifting as much as 50 tons, delivering freight at one-quarter the cost of other alternatives. Though various militaries have expressed interest in airships, this is HAV’s first commercial contract. The first ship is expected by 2014.

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Re: Airships Could Prove a Lifeline in the Arctic

Beitragvon hilgenberg » Di, 08.11.2011 22:39

The inventor who's putting blimps back on the radar

If all goes to plan, we could see a fully British-built airship crossing the Atlantic as early as 2014 ...

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/peopl ... 53673.html
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