In 1987, in the city of Lviv, Ukraine, a team of engineers began researching and developing the concept of a heavy-lift airship. Aeros emerged as the first private aerospace and engineering company permitted under Gorbachev's Perestroika reforms. It designed and produced aerostat systems for advertising and industrial applications.
THE U.S.A. BEGINNING
In 1995, Aeros designed and manufactured its first airship – the Aeros 50 – in California, and began the sales of airship models Aeros 50 and Aeros 40A for advertising and broadcasting applications.
The 18M Aerostat System was introduced to the market.
AEROS 40B SKY DRAGON MAIDEN FLIGHT
Aeros designed and produced the Aeros 40B “Sky Dragon”, the first airship that incorporates the fly-by-wire and automated pressure management systems.
VARIABLE BUOYANCY AIRSHIP CONCEPT
With ongoing research and development, Aeros defined the principles for a novel type of variable buoyancy air vehicle: the Aeroscraft.
AEROS AIRSHIP MODEL 40B FAA TYPE CERTIFICATION
In 2000, Aeros achieved U.S. FAA Type Certification for the Aeros 40B Sky Dragon airship model and began worldwide deliveries.
40B EUROPEAN TYPE CERTIFICATION
Aeros achieves Europian Validation Type Certification for the Aeros 40B Sky Dragon airship. The airship is delivered to Germany to provide services in the sky of Zeppelins.
TETHERED AEROSTAT SYSTEM 1170
As the situation escalated in Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. armed forces required advanced surveillance solutions. In response, Aeros delivered the Aeros 1170 tethered Aerostat.
HIGH ALTITUDE AIRSHIP
The U.S. Department of Defense awarded a contract to Aeros for the design and development of the High Altitude Airship.
COSH TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT
The Aeroscraft’s design overcomes limitations of conventional and hybrid airships technologies and provides true utility for cargo movers.
Aeros is awarded a prime contract for the development of the strategic airlift technology under the DARPA Walrus program.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), selected Aeros to develop a buoyancy management system that allows airships to operate without ballast.
Aeros conducted Preliminary Design Review (PDR) for aeroscraft.
COSH FLIGHT DEMONSTRATOR
For the first time in history of aviation, Aeros successfully demonstrated the ability to control buoyancy in flight by developing and flight testing the Control of Static Heaviness (COSH) system.
AEROS 40D AIRSHIP
Aeros designed, produced, and achieved FAA Type Certification for the Aeros 40D "Sky Dragon" airship model. The Aeros 40D then became a system of choice worldwide for both commercial and government applications.
Aeros delivered "Sky Dragon" airships to Europe, the Caribbean, China, Southeast Asia, and Latin America.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), selected Aeros for the development of airframe technology for Buoyancy Assistant Air Vehicle.
NASA and the Department of Defense awarded Aeros a sole-source contract for the construction of the Aeroscraft and its flight demonstrations.
Continues the Aeroscraft technology advancement under US Government programs and begins construction of the Aeroscraft "Dragon Dream" Advanced Technology Demonstrator (ATD)
"DRAGON DREAM" MAINE SYSTEM PRODUCTION
Inspection of COSH Helium Pressurization Envelopes.
AEROSCRAFT SYSTEMS INTEGRATION
US Government Program Pelican the Aeroscraft Prototype "Dragon Dream" flight demonstrator systems and subsystems integration
AEROSTAT SYSTEM 3200
Aeros developed and introduced a new ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance) tethered aerostat system to the market for border surveillance.
DRAGON DREAM ROLL OUT
READY FOR FLIGHT
Flight Management Software Readiness Test.
SKY CROW TACTICAL AEROSTAT
Aeros developed and delivered launch-and-forget aerostat systems to the U.S. Army.
THE HISTORY IS BEING MADE
Aeroscraft prototype "Dragon Dream" completed its maiden flight.
FLIGHT TEST AND OPERATIONAL DEMONSTRATIONS
The test confirmed that the technology is ready to move forward with the advancement of the commercial operational Aeroscraft.
SPYDAR GROUND VEHICLE
Self-Drive Automotive Mooring System for Airships.
AEROSCRAFT ML 866 66-TON PAYLOAD EVBA
Progression of the 66-ton payload ML866 zero-emission electrical variable buoyancy airship design.
THIRD GENERATION TETHERED AEROSTAT SYSTEM
Aeros developed and introduced to the market the NextGen aerostat system, featuring the breakthrough Robotic Grab & Moor (GM) Launch & Recovery Technology.
AEROSCRAFT ML 866 66-TON PAYLOAD EVBA
Aeros completed the Critical Design Review (CDR) for the Aeroscraft ML866, a 66-ton payload Electrical Variable Buoyancy Airship (EVBA).