Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Arctic aviation . . .

ACCORDING TO WIRED, airships are coming to the Arctic. Might help with the logistics in a big way.

British airship manufacturer Hybrid Air Vehicles has announced a major contract with Canada’s Discovery Air Innovations to build airships capable of lifting as much as 50 tons, delivering freight at one-quarter the cost of other alternatives. Though various militaries have expressed interest in airships, this is HAV’s first commercial contract. The first ship is expected by 2014.

1 comment:

Purple library guy said...

Always liked airships. And they could really use cheaper supplies up north, no kidding.