Cargo super airship prototype complete

29 / 12 / 2012

  • The 800-ft super airship unloads oversized freight without re-ballasting

    The 800-ft super airship unloads oversized freight without re-ballasting

WORK on a prototype for an 800-ft cargo-carrying super airship set to revolutionise global logistics has been completed in California, USA.

The futuristic 260-ft-long Aeroscraft model - a one-third subscale of the planned 66-tonne air vehicle - was erected in a purpose-built hangar.

It has been designed to unload oversized and heavy freight without re-ballasting or ground infrastructure. Airports and ground-handling equipment are also surplus to requirements. 

Aeros chief executive officer Igor Pasternak, declares: “This is truly the beginning of providing a vertical global transportation solution for perhaps the next 100 years.”