Rising fuel costs and the growing
concern over carbon emissions will
shape the next 30 years of avia6on.
A recent J.D. Power study shows
customer sa6sfac6on with airlines at
an 8 year low.
What can reduce the
environmental impact of
As well as make ﬂying
safer, healthier, aﬀordable
and more enjoyable?
Airships are air vehicles that use a
lighter than air gas, such as hydrogen,
helium, for liM, rather than wings.
In addi6on they are capable of
powered ﬂight and can control their
al6tude and direc6on of travel.
The Zeppelins of the 30’s were one
order of magnitude more eﬃcient
per ton mile than a 747.
Airships are beUer than road,
rail and shipping where the
infrastructure does not exist.
Places like the Canadian North, Russia,
China, Mongolia, India and Africa are
where airships will have their ﬁrst best use.
They will be used to haul fuel and
supplies for resource extrac6on sites and
their companion towns.
Airships allow for development that is more
economical and less ecologically damaging.
Since they don’t need the infrastructure of rail,
road or airplanes, they are also the perfect
interface between rural and urban loca6ons.
Tomorrow the airship will come to pick
up our produce and craMs. We can now
sell directly to Europe, and get more
value for what we make.
Ok, it can haul cargo, but isn’t it too slow for passengers?
Slow is not about doing everything at a snail's pace;
it's about working, playing and living beUer by doing
everything at the right speed.
What’s ﬂying in an airship like?
In an airship, you can smell where you are.
You can even hear the dogs barking below.
Stepping outside, you see the landscape around you.
I’m about to arrive in
Dubai, aMer a week of
traveling. I’ve seen so
much of the world in just
this one trip. Over the last
week I was able to become
accustomed to the ways of
Dubai, and even learn
I met many friends during my stay
on board. We shared stories and
made plans to explore together.
AMer dinner I got on the overnight ﬂight to New
York. I arrived 30 minutes before departure,
checked into my cabin and ﬁnished some last
minute work before going to bed.
I arrived in the morning refreshed
and ready for the big mee6ng.
“The airship turns the world
into an archipaelago of islands”
Vehicle Performance Speciﬁca6ons
Advanced buoyancy control.
Stable in turbulence, and up to level 8 winds.
Hydrogen liM gas.
Variable Density through shape.
Order your clothes while booking your ﬂight.
Making it free to ﬂy
Virtual luggage for convenience and light weight.
Envelope – shape and material TBA, hopefully some sort of light weight rigid
Propulsion – jet or fan, solar electric? Hydrogen fuel cell engines.
LiMing Gas – hydrogen, helium or vacuum.
Gondola – materials, structure, space – carbon ﬁbre
Ponies – water condenser, waterless bathroom, lightweight everything
through Aerogels, Bucky paper
integra6on with infrastructure – airport annex, or skyscraper addi6on, waterfront
or train sta6on
super business class – teleconference, work sta6ons, bar, lounge, private
ﬂoa6ng spa – sauna, gym, tea parlour, restaurant, state rooms.
air‐cruise – sleeping quarters, ac6vi6es, facili6es, sight seeing capabili6es.
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