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How airships could provide the future of green transport

By: AMBROSE EVANS-PRITCHARD, www.telegraph.co.uk The UK is a leader in the airship revival, going head to head with France in an escalating global race Zeppelins and dirigible airships are with us again after eighty years out of favour – faster and hopefully much safer than in the inter-War era – promising ultra-low carbon air transport […]

Remembering the R-100 visit to Canada

By Kenneth I. Swartz ~ Skies Mag Ninety years ago, almost a million and a half Canadians looked skywards to see His Majesty’s Airship R-100 slowly sail across the sky on a 13-day visit to Quebec and Ontario following a record setting 3,364-mile (5,414-kilometre) non-stop flight from England. The 719-foot 9.5-inch (219-metre) long R-100 was […]

The airship is making a futuristic, luxury comeback

By Starre Vartan – July 28, 2020 Picture it: Dancing the night away with cocktails in hand, fresh air breezing over your skin as you step out onto a quiet balcony. Below, lights from small towns dot Earth’s darkened landscape as you pass overhead, the moon reflected in an inky lake. This is how air […]

Airships for the Mining Industry

Airships for the Mining Industry

Over the past two decades, global known reserves of minerals have diminished while exploration activities have declined. The world is not running out of metals, but most of the easily accessible ore deposits are depleting. Mining companies are being forced to dig deeper, or develop new ore bodies in untouched frontier areas with limited access. […]

Airship Costs for Intercontinental Shipping

Airship Costs for Intercontinental Shipping

Airships are well-named from an economic perspective. The economics of a cargo airship are more similar to an ocean-going ship, than to any other mode of transport. Of course, they serve the opposite ends of the cargo spectrum. Ships specialize in relatively low value, bulk cargoes, while airships would serve higher-value, packaged goods, but the […]

Airships in Intercontinental Shipping: The Demand Side

Airships in Intercontinental Shipping: The Demand Side

More than any other market, intercontinental shipping is where airships can foreseeably achieve vast success. This is where engineering and economics meet and give birth to wonders. Airships’ inherent technological advantages, low fuel consumption and huge payloads enable them to capture hundreds of billions, even trillions of ton-miles’ worth of freight business from cargo jets […]

Airships in the Wild

Airships in the Wild

It’s an old cliché that new transportation and communication technologies “make the world smaller.” Giant airships are poised to make it happen again. They will reduce the economic distance to faraway places, so there will be more travel and especially more trade, in a new wave of globalization. One aspect of this, the topic of […]

Sky-high potential for airships

$30-million investment by Quebec government shows foresight into emerging transportation field By Martin Cash ~ Winnipeg Free Press Recent controversy about the Quebec government investing $30 million in a French airship company was like catnip for University of Manitoba logistics professor and world renowned airship expert, Barry Prentice. Prentice has been studying airships, talking to […]

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