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Skyship 600 Set to Head to Alaska

More details have been released about the deployment of the SK600 being assembled and inflated by Skyship Services. The following is from the Alaska Dispatch:

 

It’s a bird, it’s a plane – no wait, it’s a blimp! For the first time since the 1920s, a modern day airship will travel to Alaska this summer to conduct field work and show off its potential for becoming a permanent fixture in Alaska’s skies.

Skyship 600 Set to Return

 

USA Transportation Command Chief Eyes Airships

 

Transportation Command Chief Eyes Airships

Air Force Gen. William Fraser III, Commander of U.S. Transportation Command, told a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee today that hybrid airships have the potential to tote a lot more cargo than a ship, faster than the command’s conventional cargo aircraft, such as the C-17.

March issue of AIRSHIP is at the printers

The March issue of AIRSHIP is at the printers and members should have it soon. 

In this issue we cover the latest news from around the world with features on the French airship company A-NSE, Incorperating Maintenace Considerations into Airship Design and the important GAO report on American military airship programs.

The March issue of AIRSHIP is at the printers and members should have it soon. 

AEROSCRAFT - An Industry Game Changer?

My report on my visit to the AEROSCRAFT in Tustin, California is now available on the web site with additional photographs. Members can log in for access to the full article .

December issue of AIRSHIP at printers

The December issue of AIRSHIP is now at the printers. It's another packed issue including an exclusive report on my visit to the AEROSCRAFT in Tustin, California. We hope members will have it before Christmas.

Errata in September issue of AIRSHIP

The article on helium supply that appears starting on page 13 of the September issue of AIRSHIP was mistakenly attributed to Mr. Dan N Baciu of Linde Gas.  The excerpt from the presentation given at the Airship Convention in June was also published in error and without Linde's permission.

I wish to make clear that Mr. Baciu had no input whatsoever in the article and wish to apologize for any confusion caused.

Paul A Adams, Editor, AIRSHIP Journal.

No November Symposium This Year

Following the great success of this year's International Airship Convention held in June, the decision has been made not to hold a Symposium this November. This will allow council to spend more time developing plans for the future of Airship Association.

An event will be held next year which will be announced in the December issue of AIRSHIP and on the web site.

September Issue of AIRSHIP at Printers

The Spetember issue of AIRSHIP is at the priniters and should be with members shortly.

Shed One Cardington Refurbishment Starts

The refurbishment of Shed One at Cardington, Bedfordshire, UK commenced at the begining of August. The shed roof will be replaced first. The entire project, which will see all new cladding installed, is expcected to take between 18 and 24 months.

Look for an article on the refurbishment in the December issue of AIRSHIP.

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