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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 […]

CLIMATE CHANGE AND NORTHERN TRANSPORT – Free Public Webinar

CLIMATE CHANGE AND NORTHERN TRANSPORT – Free Public Webinar

May 26th and 27th: 8:30 AM – 11:30 PM CDT Dear conference attendees and interested members of the public. The organizers of the 2022 Aviation Innovations conference have decided to re-schedule the face-to-face airship conference until the fall of 2022. Factors influencing this decision include the 6th wave of Covid-19 pandemic, the proximity in time […]

Airship Manifesto by Nathan Smith

Airship Manifesto by Nathan Smith

Six thousand years man went on legs and wheels To two dimensions movement was confined Man strolled through shady woods and verdant fields While every ridge or hilltop made him blind To what’s beyond. For greater strength or speed Men tamed and bred the strong ox and swift horse. In haste, they galloped hard on […]

2022 Aviation Innovations Airship Conference – Re-scheduled to Fall 2022

2022 Aviation Innovations Airship Conference – Re-scheduled to Fall 2022

The 2022 Aviation Innovations Conference brings together representatives from all segments of the aerospace and aviation supply chains. You should participate in these packed days because you are a stakeholder in this critical industry, either as an airship manufacturer, fixed base operator, logistics provider, First Nations leader, government policymaker/regulator, academic, consultant, investor, student, or as […]

Sustainable Timber Harvesting Using Airships

Sustainable Timber Harvesting Using Airships

The forest industry is a cornerstone of the Canadian economy. In 2019, the forest sector employed over 200,000 workers and contributed about $23.7 billion to the nominal gross domestic product. The rich softwood forests of the Pacific coastal mountain region, which are about 23% of the Canadian forests, provide 40% of the jobs. The other […]

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