Category Archives: Hybrid Airships

Amazon Has a Patent for Floating Blimp Warehouses

Source: Inverse – inverse.com By Jack Crosbie Way back in April, Amazon quietly received a patent for “aerial fulfillment centers” — massive blimp warehouses that would float 45,000 feet in the sky and deliver products with precision-guided UAVs. In other … Continue reading

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Airlander Update

Source: Hybrid Air Vehicles – hybridairvehicles.com Hybrid Air Vehicles is pleased to announce the structural damage sustained by Airlander’s heavy landing this summer has now been repaired, and over the Christmas period the new cockpit will be painted prior to … Continue reading

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Solar Ship Challenges Lockheed to Airship Race

Source: Flight Global – flightglobal.com By Beth Stevenson Solar Ship has challenged Lockheed Martin to an intercontinental race, to pitch the two companies’ airship designs against each other and promote the benefits of using lighter-than-air technology for cargo transport.

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Lockheed’s Hybrid Airship Gets Launch Customer in Canada

Source: Fortune – fortune.com They can move 20 tons of cargo and land on nearly any flat surface—including sand, snow and water. The operator of Lockheed Martin’s blimp-like hybrid airships on Wednesday announced its first customer, a Canadian mining company … Continue reading

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Canadian Airship Developer Signs Deal for African Relief

Source: Northern Ontario Business – northernontariobusiness.com By: Northern Ontario Business staff Canadian airship manufacturer Solar Ship has announced an agreement to sell four aircraft to Manaf Freighters for disaster relief in Africa.

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