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10th International Airship Convention & Exhibition – Friedrichshafen, Germany 17th to 18th April 2015.


Despite many false starts the airship industry faces challenging opportunities in the near future. Opportunities for proposed cargo airships in Alaska, northern Canada and Russia have recently been extensively promoted and offer exciting challenges. Moreover, Brazil has also recently declared its intent to build and fly cargo airships. Market studies also show that globally there is a viable airship industry. Numerous issues have to be addressed in sustaining an effective airship industry; the convention will focus on the issues.

In partnership with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DGLR) the Airship Association will hold the 10th Biennial International Airship Convention & Exhibition in conjunction with Aero Friedrichshafen from 17th to 18th April 2015 in Friedrichshafen.

Abstracts are invited for the 10th International Airship Convention & Exhibition

The Airship Association has identified the following themes which it would like to address in the convention:

  • Aerial transportation.
  • Aerodynamics analysis.
  • Aerostats.
  • Airship technology – education and training.
  • Business analysis.
  • Design issues.
  • Disaster and emergency operations.
  • Environmental issues.
  • Finite element analysis and computational fluid dynamics.
  • Human powered airships.
  • Hot air airships.
  • High altitude airships.
  • Maintenance.
  • Material strength analysis including fabrics.
  • Operational and business simulation.
  • Robotics.
  • Solar powered airships.
  • Surveillance, observation, aerial photography.

Abstracts must be from 250 to 750 words in length and should not contain footnotes, formulae, tables or graphics. They must contain enough information to allow the programme committee to make a realistic decision about which abstracts to include a balanced and interesting programme. The deadline for abstract submission is 31 December 2014.

The convention regularly receives more abstracts than it is possible to accommodate in the final programme. Selected authors should be sure that they are in a position to present their paper at the convention and that the abstract clearly sets out the key issues.

If your paper is accepted you will be notified by 15 January 2015 and your name will appear in the confirmed programme for the convention.

  • Submit the full written paper by 7 March 2015, having obtained permission to publish data if necessary.
  • Attend the convention and make a presentation.
  • Submit a booking form and make the necessary payments by 1 March 2015.

Please submit abstracts to

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