Airships Are Going to Redefine the Logistics Industry
By Dr. William Oliver Hedgepeth
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An airship, often referred to as a hybrid, is a helium-filled winged structure. The airship’s wings perform exactly like an airplane’s wings; they give the airship lift when it moves forward.
But the airship does not require a runway or an airport to take off and land. It requires only a relatively small, flat surface such as a lake, an ice field, a highway or an open field. The motors on each side propel the craft forward to transport cargo and passengers.
Airships are here. They are undergoing tests in the U.S., Canada and other parts of the world to determine their practicality in the logistics and tourism industries.
Using Hybrid Airships in the Arctic
The Arctic regions of Alaska and Canada have been conducive to using hybrid airships for transporting cargo and passengers for decades. In Alaska, for example, these airships can move huge quantities of seafood from remote areas to the Anchorage airport for transport to U.S. seafood markets. Also, airships could fly cruise ship tourists to remote glaciers, rivers and valleys populated by bear and moose.
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