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The Coming Giant Airship Industry as an Investment Opportunity, Part 2

The Coming Giant Airship Industry as an Investment Opportunity, Part 2

Post 1 in this series highlighted evidence that the world is on the verge of a giant airship renaissance. It stressed the wide range of market applications that make this an exciting investment opportunity. Here we drill down on intercontinental shipping where the potential demand is dramatic.  An earlier post, “Airships in Intercontinental Shipping: The […]

Snow blindness: Airships in Canada’s northern transportation policy

Snow blindness: Airships in Canada’s northern transportation policy

This commentary by Barry Prentice examines the viability of cargo airships to address the northern transportation puzzle. By Barry Prentice ~ macdonaldlaurier.ca “If cargo airships are such a good idea for the North, why aren’t the skies filled with them?” This question was posed to me by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute a few months ago. It […]

Aviation Innovations Conference: 2022 Conférence sur les innovations dans le domaine de l’aviation: 2022

Aviation Innovations Conference: 2022 Conférence sur les innovations dans le domaine de l’aviation: 2022

Green Aviation Future: Electric Airships Wednesday October 19 to Friday October 21, 2022 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Register online at: https://www.aviationinnovations.info/ Conference Hotel Booking at: https://www.aviationinnovations.info/hotel-travel-info Time is slipping away. Governments have agreed to a 40% reduction in carbon emissions by 2035, but climate change is not waiting. Floods, droughts, heat waves and violent storms are […]

Advocates see Thompson as a place to test airships’ cold-weather performance

A University of Manitoba professor has worked for more than 20 years trying to prove the viability of lighter-than-air vehicles as cargo-delivering workhorses in Northern Manitoba and other regions where there are remote communities with limited transportation options. Ian Graham ~ Thompson Citizen / Nickel Belt News A local cold-weather testing booster and a long-time […]

The Coming Giant Airship Renaissance: An Investment Opportunity, Part 1

The Coming Giant Airship Renaissance: An Investment Opportunity, Part 1

After decades of disappointment, the freight and passenger airship industry may finally be approaching takeoff. At the time of writing, here is the latest news. Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV), in Great Britain, has a buyer for its Airlander 10 hybrid airship. The Spanish airline Air Nostrum wants to buy ten of them. HAV built a prototype […]

Québec investit 55 millions dans des dirigeables géants

Québec investit 55 millions de dollars dans un projet audacieux de transport de machinerie lourde dans le Grand Nord québécois. ANDRÉ DUBUC ~ LA PRESSE Par l’intermédiaire d’Investissement Québec (IQ), la province injecte 25 millions d’euros dans le capital-actions de Flying Whales et 15 millions d’euros dans celui de sa filiale Les dirigeables Flying Whales […]

El primer estratopuerto de España se ubicará en Teruel y creará 600 empleos

Por DIARIO DE ZARAGOZA – Zaragoza El presidente de Aragón, Javier Lambán, y el presidente de Sceye, Mikkel Vestergaard, han anunciado la instalación en el aeropuerto de Teruel del primer estratopuerto de España y de los primeros de Europa, desde el que operarán aeronaves estratosféricas, aquellas que actúan a unos 20 kilómetros de la Tierra, […]

The giant hangar poised for an aviation revolution

Airships could offer a much cleaner and quieter alternative for some aspects of the aviation market. In a former airship factory, a new generation are taking shape. By Mark Piesing ~ BBC.com Sergey Brin turned internet search into one of the world’s most valuable businesses more than two decades ago. Now he intends to improve […]

This European airline just ordered a fleet of airships

Air Nostrum, which operates flights under the Iberia Regional umbrella from its Valencia base, has ordered 10 Airlander 10 aircraft, with delivery scheduled for 2026. (Hybrid Air Vehicles) Julia Buckley ~ CNN As the quest for less environmentally damaging aviation continues, one Spanish airline has thrown its hat into the ring by ordering new hybrid […]

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