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The Airship Association believes that Lighter than Air Vehicles (LTAV) have the potential to provide viable and cost-effective aerospace platforms for a number of applications which are currently undertaken by a variety of more conventional forms of transport. LTAVs should not be considered a replacement for conventional aircraft or ships, but complementary; part of a comprehensive transport network which reduces the economic cost of transport in certain areas.
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The Airship Association Model Airship Regatta 2013 will take place on
SATURDAY 2nd NOVEMBER 2013
THE SPORTS HALL at
WEST SUSSEX. RH19 3PD
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July 4th, 2013. The AEROSCRAFT has completed its first hangar exit. The operation was a complete success.
The 2013 Airships For Northern Operations Workshop will be held July 10 -12, 2013 at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. The conference is co-sponsored by the Airship Assocaition.
Speakers from Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Aeroscraft, Varilift Airships, NASA, AeroVehicles and Augur Aeronautical Centre.
Subjects covered will range from design to operations and financing.
A more complete list of papers will be posted shortly.
The June issue of AIRSHIP is now shipping to members. For the first time the journal is all colour and a new format. Make certain your membership is up to date so that you recieve your copy. You can renew your membership, or join the Association, via the link on this site.
Aeros will exhibit details of the Aeroscraft Model ML866 (66 ton payload) and ML868 (250 ton) cargo airship designs at Air Cargo Europe Convention in Munich, Germany this week.
Aeros’ booth number is 124 in Hall A4.
The proof-of-design Aeroscraft vehicle was successfully completed and tested in a hangar at Tustin California at the end of last year. Aeros report that during the conference it will continue dialog with cargo airlines.
The U.S. General Services Administration has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) on behalf of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), to solicit lease proposals for the rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of NASA's historic Hangar One, at Moffett Federal Airfield (MFA) in the NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif.
"Hangar One was the landmark of Silicon Valley well before the rise of today's high tech titans. This effort allows NASA to work with the private sector to find a way to restore this treasure for more efficient use," explains GSA Acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini. "In the face of declining budgets and significant mission changes, NASA has been challenged to repurpose historic Hangar One and manage the airfield to support other non-NASA users. This competitive approach is designed to create opportunities for development while eliminating NASA's management costs of the airfield."