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Manitoba professor refuses to abandon airship dream

Manitoba professor refuses to abandon airship dream

Published by The National Post on August 18th, 2016: “Things were looking pretty good for Barry Prentice at 5:30 p.m. on July 20. He was at home as the weather reports rolled in about a wild storm heading for Winnipeg, bringing rain, high winds and tornadoes with it. At 5:30 p.m., however, all was tranquil. […]

Heavy Damage to BASI Research Airdock

Heavy Damage to BASI Research Airdock

Published by BASI on August 8th, 2016: “A violent storm that struck St. Andrews, Manitoba on July 20, 2016 destroyed the BASI Research Airdock and the Misameg MB80 research airship. The storm generated tornados that touched down 30 kilometers west of the BASI Airdock. This structure had withstood high winds for five years, but a […]

Sustainable Transportation: Airships Versus Jet Airplanes

Sustainable Transportation: Airships Versus Jet Airplanes

Reference: Prentice, Barry E. and Robert Knotts. “Sustainable Transportation: Airships Versus Jet Airplanes.” Canadian Transportation Research Forum. Proceedings Issue: 51st, Annual Meeting (2016): forthcoming SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION: AIRSHIPS VERSUS JET AIRPLANES Barry E. Prentice, University of Manitoba, and Robert Knotts, Airship Association Introduction The cloud that now surrounds the silver lining of jet airplanes is the […]

Airships could rescue First Nations

Airships could rescue First Nations

By: Barry Prentice Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition April 22, 2013 A11 Your editorial (Everyone should have food security, Feb.1) makes an important connection between transportation and health. The urban food deserts are linked to higher rates of diabetes because some residents cannot afford the travel costs to reach a large grocery […]

There’s a Push to Bring Back the Zeppelin

There’s a Push to Bring Back the Zeppelin

Published by the VICE News on January 11th, 2016: “Barry Prentice has submitted a report to Transport Canada, the country’s transport ministry, urging the government to get behind the old technology as a way to alleviate northern Canada’s infrastructure problems. That means ironing out what he sees as regulatory impediments, and even investing tax dollars […]

Airships seek new role in North

Airships seek new role in North

Published by the Royal Aeronautical Society on January 15th, 2016: “Large global areas such as Alaska, the Canadian Arctic and Siberia have isolated northern areas lacking road or rail access. Other nations with infrastructure gaps include Brazil, sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Asia where torrential rains wash out bridges and make roads impassable. Air transport […]

The World of Science – Airships

The World of Science – Airships

Published by The World of Science on March 5th, 2016: “The dream of floating up in gigantic airships has resurfaced. Now that aviation fuel is becoming increasingly expensive and emissions threaten climate has zeppelins once again become hot. Cheap, climate-smart and strong proponents want to see them in regular service across the globe. But can […]

Market Potential for Transport Airships in Service to Hong Kong

Market Potential for Transport Airships in Service to Hong Kong

By: Professor Barry E. Prentice and Yui-yip Lau Abstract The airplane carriage of international trade, based on complex supply chains and competition between hub-and-spoke transport operations, has developed steadily over the past 70 years into a mature industry. All this could be subject to disruption by aerospace technology advances that are leading to the development […]

Commitment to Sustainable Transportation

Commitment to Sustainable Transportation

By: Barry E. Prentice, PhD, President, Buoyant Aircraft Systems International Introduction The transportation sector is responsible for approximately 25 percent of all Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. Although strenuous efforts have been to reduce fuel consumption and GHG emission, other sectors of the economy find it easier than transport to reduce the use of carbon fuels, […]

Economics of Transport Airships for Food Distribution to Isolated Communities

About 70 percent Canada’s landmass lacks access to all-season road infrastructure. As a result, northern Canada must depend on transportation systems that are high-cost, unreliable, and with service levels that vary seasonally. The lack of low-cost, reliable freight transport service year-round imposes myriad negative impacts on the residents of these regions. For example, the cost […]

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