Winnipeg Airship Business Signs MOU with Brazilian Company

Source: CBC News –

Buoyant Aircraft Systems International says partnership will spearhead cargo airship industry

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University of Akron receives large airship materials collection

Source: Crain’s Cleveland Business –

By Rachel Abbey McCafferty

Akron will soon be home to a large collection documenting an industry the city has played a critical part in developing: airships, like the famous Goodyear blimps.

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France pumped up over cargo airships

Source: Phys Org –

France will pump up to 25 million Euros ($31 million) into a fleet of rigid airships for transporting heavy cargo, the country’s public investment bank said in a statement Wednesday.

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York Man Piloted the Longest Nonstop Blimp Flight Ever

Source:York Daily Record –

By Mike Argento

Robert Bowser joined the Navy in November 1941, a month before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.


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Airship Drones Could Stay Aloft for Days

Source: Voice of America (VOA) –

By George Putic   

Battery-powered drones have mostly replaced manned aircraft in a range of tasks, from scientific measurements to aerial photography, with one persistent disadvantage – the limit of their power source. A startup company in San Francisco says their airship can do a lot of those tasks while staying in the air much longer. VOA’s George Putic reports.

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