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The above poster details an upcoming airship auction On 12 December . Please contact Julian Benscher for details at (USA) 321 443 6936.


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July 4th, 2013. The AEROSCRAFT has made it's first hangar exit. The airship made its exit under its own power and the operation was a complete success.

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.

Aeros at Air Cargo Europe Convention

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.

NASA Seeks Partner to Re-Skin & Re-Use Hangar 1 At Moffet Field

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.

LEMV to be Sold For Scrap?

The US Army has announced that it plans to sell Long-Endurance-Multi-Intelligence Vehicle, (LEMV), possibly for scrap.


Some interesting time lapse video of decal being applied to the new Budweiser Blimp. Click on the link, or cut and paste to your browser;

The Bud Blimp is Back!


The Bud Blimp is back. More than a decade after Budweiser last used an airship to promote their products, the company returns to the skies with an A60+ Lightship (serial number 20) in full decal colour scheme promoting responsible drinking.

It is understood the airship is initially under contract for six months, which could be extended indefinitely.

Thanks to Michael Garwood for the photo.


US Congress to Act On Helium Supply

The US Congress are acting to protect the helium supply remaining in the Texas panhandle.

As has been widely reported the Texas helium reserve, which has provided much of the world’s supply for several decades, is running down and the prices kept artificially low by government subsidies, a situation that dates back to the era when the gas was considered as a strategic commodity.


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