Category Archives: Airships

Airlander Has Emerged Safely from Her Hangar and Is Moored on Cardington Airfield

Source: Hybrid Air Vehicles – Airlander successfully completed its final validation and verification four-engine test on Tuesday 4 April, which means it is now flight-ready.  A number of further confirmatory tests will be undertaken outside, after which the Airlander will … Continue reading

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Gas Explorer Teams Up with Lockheed Martin on Helium-filled Airships

Source: The Telegraph – By: Jon Yeomans Giant helium-fueled airships could soon be plying the skies – and a Tanzania-based gas explorer hopes to be joining them for the ride.

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Airlander Unveils Two Significant Enhancements Ahead of Hangar Exit

Source: Hybrid Air Vehicles – The Airlander Team can today announce two significant enhancements to the aircraft ahead of its imminent Hangar Exit and resumption of its Flight Test Program. The all-new Auxiliary Landing System The Mobile Mooring Mast

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Goodyear Deflates Blimp, but Keeps Familiar Form in Flight

Source: Daily Journal – By John Rogers Excerpt Goodyear has let the helium out of the last of its fabled fleet of blimps, but the company’s flight program will continue.

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Charting the Changes to the Goodyear Blimp

Source: New York Daily News – By Kate Mcleod It all started in 1911, when Goodyear built its first airship envelope, a 400,000-cubic-foot bag ordered by a lighter-than-air enthusiast named Melvin Vaniman.

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