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Bayer Hot Air Airship To Visit SOWETO

Global healthcare, agriculture and high-tech materials group Bayer is marking its 150th anniversary through the highly visible deployment of an hot-air-airship, which is being displayed at various events taking place on five continents.

The ‘silent giant’ was introduced in February as part of the Spring Financial News Conference, in Leverkusen, Germany, and was dispatched on its worldwide trip, first to Sydney, Australia, and then to Soweto, in South Africa, in late April.

It will travel to New York, Tokyo, Singapore, Rio de Janeiro and Barcelona before returning to Germany for a nationwide tour.


The Bayer cross on the hull is 8 m high and the company mission – Science For A Better Life – stretches over 18 m. In addition to the pilot and copilot, the gondola of the airship has room for two passengers, giving them the opportunity to experience the world from above.

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