May 10, 2013
Lighter-than-air flight systems were developed more than a century ago and, for the most part, were considered obsolete after World War II. But the military and some commercial ventures have taken up a new generation of hybrid airships that are a far cry from the zeppelins or dirigibles seen in the old black-and-white newsreels -- or even the modern blimps seen floating over sporting events.
January 1, 2014
On a Thursday morning last January a team of engineers gathered in a hulking concrete hangar in the Orange County suburb of Tustin, Calif.
The vehicle inside, the prototype for an airship known as the Aeroscraft, was just as much of a spectacle: 266 feet long and 110 feet wide, with a rigid aluminum and carbon-fiber skeleton covered by a thin skin of shimmery mylar composite material.
January 10, 2014
Aeroscraft Corporation, the innovator of a new variable-buoyancy cargo airship known as the Aeroscraft, and Pacific Airlift, an air charter service, have signed a memorandum of understanding to facilitate a structure for various business relationships.
January 31, 2014
ACS will be a valuable strategic partner when soon introducing point-to-point air cargo delivery solutions for project, industrial, humanitarian and high-value general payloads.
February 1, 2014
Air Charter Service Joins the Aeroscraft Corporation to Explore Project Cargo Air Freight and Logistic Services with Aeroscraft Fleet
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February 5, 2014
Aeroscraft Corporation (Aeros) and Houston's Bertling Logistics have signed a memorandum with the view to establish a strategic partnership supporting global project logistics.
February 17, 2014
The unveiling of the Aeroscraft, a 266 feet long and 110 feet wide lighter-than-air craft by the now Californian based Worldwide Aeros company simply shows that some maintain faith that the concept so enthusiastically pursued by Count Zeppelin still has a place in the modern age, at least in selected logistics situations, carrying suitable freight to and from certain inhospitable regions.
Few doubt the merits airships could have in cargo transport, but as the latest developments around Aeros Corp.'s ML866 show, even what looks like a technologically compelling idea has high hurdles to jump between technical maturity and market success.
You've probably seen one of these at an aerospace exhibition and all indications point to it being a part of the air freight future, Munawar Shariff spoke to Igor Pasternak, CEO Aeros, about the deails of this air cargo carrier.
February 20, 2014
We might be miners but are developing an interest in Airships for their benefits in reaching remote locations.
The reason is that Airship design is fast developing into a realistic alternative for lifting heavy equipment and materials to remote locations.
February 28, 2014
Cargo Airship Anticipated to Fulfill Future Defense Transport Needs, From Sustaining Operational Logistics to Humanitarian or Contingency Support Roles
February 27, 2014
The most advanced, super-machines ever made will be deconstructed in H2's newest series: RISE OF THE MACHINES.
Don't miss the series premiere, Tuesday, March 4th, 10E/11P, and use #RiseoftheMachines to join the conversation.
March 18, 2014
Whether you couldn't make this year's MODEX 2014 show from MHI or even if you did, please watch our video summary of the key themes and new solutions from Day 1 at the show at the World Congress Center in Atlanta.
March 17, 2014
Procter & Gamble, BMW, Merck, Dow, GE, and fellow award winners from around the world to be honored at the Manufacturing Leadership Summit June 3-5
In the past few months Worldwide Aeros Corp., known as Aeros, has signed a number of deals with partners aimed at accelerating development of two Aeroscraft dirigible cargo airships: the ML866 and the ML868
April 14, 2014
Watch this space as FlyingTypers takes off with the Aeroscraft story, and goes where air cargo has never been, but could be in the very near future.
Airships have been an important part of modern aviation since Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin envisioned the first such craft in 1874. Zeppelin’s design, which involved a rigid framework that supported the outer envelope or skin, meant that an airship could be made much larger and support more load than a simple gas-filled blimp
May 07, 2014
Mario Pantuso is a senior program manager who spearheads strategic business development to governments and militaries on a global basis for Aeros’ lighter-than-air and ISR platforms.
April 29, 2014
The maker of an experimental zeppelin at a Tustin blimp hangar is seeking $60 million from investors to finance a future fleet of cargo-carrying airships.
Aeroscraft Corp. of Montebello announced a “convertible preferred stock” offering Monday, seeking to sell 1 million shares at $60 a share to institutional and high-net-worth investors, a company statement said.
A rigid airship could be the future of air shipping and travel. Aeros engineer Tim Kenny discusses new aviation technology that could be a complete game-changer for cargo transportation.
Today, Aeroscraft Corporation, based in Southern California, is designing an aircraft that may very well revolutionze the air cargo industry - a project that has received initial funding from the US Department of Defense, DARPA, and NASA.
March 20, 2014
Things could be looking up for areas in remote locations. The Aeroscraft could be bridging the gap between all modes of transporation. Read more about the forward-forward thinking technlogy, The Aeroscraft
June 12, 2014
July 11, 2014
Aerospace giants startups are preparing the revival of a century-old concept: the Zeppelin. Once envisioned as a way to travel across the Atlantic in great luxury, the new generation of giant blimps is being targeted at industrial sectors with a track record of spending large amounts of money in the pursuit of a competitive edge.
July 1, 2014
Today we have a sophisticated global logistics system using air, ship, rail, and truck. In the simplest terms, the mode selection is based on the demographics (land or sea or both) and the time vs. cost.
August 22, 2014
August 29, 2014
A radical new design of aircraft capable of lifting the biggest and heaviest wind turbine components and transporting them directly from the factory to the wind project site is now being tested by a US airship manufacturer.
September 2, 2014
Originally an aircraft used for passenger transit, and then subsequently for weapons delivery and surveillance by the German military during the First World War, airships are now being transitioned towards the logistics market as...
October 18, 2014
December 04, 2014
An Aeroscraft customized by Andrew Winch Designs would be the world’s largest flying residence. The airship would feature a two-level, ring-shaped structure that contains nearly 1 acre of living space and can be lowered from the aircraft onto land or water. The airship also would include enough payload capacity to carry...
December 05 2014
Although the Aeroscraft airship was designed to revolutionize long-range cargo transport, its remarkable capabilities excite the imagination well beyond such practical applications. Designed and built by the Aeros Corp. of Montebello, Calif., the Aeroscraft is onger than two football fields and .....
December 16, 2014
...Fortunately, numerous transportation innovations and developments are underway that promise to transform the way cargo is transported. Whether by air, land or sea, the goal is improved fuel efficiency and lower emmisions...
January 11, 2014
Is it a blimp? Is it a plane? Or is it both? The Aeroscraft ML868 is designed to carry 66 tonnes, fly at 220kph and land without using runways or external ballasting systems.
November 18, 2014
A behind the scenes look at the project to build a radical new airship that could soon criscross our skies.