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Airships a real solution for northern First Nations

Airships a real solution for northern First Nations

By: Joseph Quesnel Republished from the Winnipeg Sun print edition September 20, 2013 First Nations in northern Manitoba are finally seriously considering another solution to deal with their isolation. The next wave of the future for transporting goods to the north still might be in airships and hybrid air vehicles. A group of northern First […]

Ice roads, airships could work together

Ice roads, airships could work together

By: Barry Prentice Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition April 22, 2013 A11 A proposal to build an ice road from Churchill to Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, has been presented with the endorsement of both federal and provincial politicians (Nunavut link down the road? March 23). Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation Minister, Steve Ashton, is […]

Cargo Airships Versus All-Weather Roads – A Cost Comparison

By: Barry Prentice, Nirbir Grewal, Bryce Doell and Matt Adaman This paper will be presented in Halifax, Canada on June 2013 at the upcoming CTRF conference. Introduction Resource companies experience severe logistical challenges operating in Northern Canada. Developments in remote areas face high transportation costs, difficulty moving physically large cargo, and the extreme seasonality of […]

Dale George Wins Premier’s Award for Technology

Dale George Wins Premier’s Award for Technology

On November 26th, 2012, Georgian College graduate Dale George of Buoyant Aircraft Systems International was named winner of a 2012 Colleges Ontario Premier’s Award in the technology category. George accepted the award at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, where 115 other nominees, 800 guests and Premier Dalton McGuinty attended a gala event to honour the […]

Northern Food Supply Problems: Short-comings of Conventional Air Transport

Northern Food Supply Problems: Short-comings of Conventional Air Transport

Airships will offer a competitive advantage by Glenn J. Scott, March 13th, 2012 Northern Canadian communities have long suffered from an unreliable food supply, low-quality perishable food items and extraordinarily high costs. As recently as 2011, it was reported that residents of the High Arctic community of Arctic Bay, Nunavut were paying as much as […]

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