Airships have a role to play in sustainable air cargo supply chains

Airships offer efficiency and flexibility for air cargo operations and could play an important role in zero emissions aviation goals.

This is according to aerospace research and development company LTA (Lighter Than Air) Research, which is currently building its first full-size piloted airship, the nearly 400 ft long “Pathfinder 1”, in California.

LTA has been working on a robust structure and operational setup for Pathfinder 1 in California, where it leases hangar space at Moffett Field. LIDAR sensors calculate the volume of helium in the airship’s gas cells to help pilots balance the airship, track performance and optimise safety.

Helium One Global Ltd (LON:HE1) was founded in September 2015. The Company’s focus is to explore, develop, and ultimately, become a producer of high-grade helium for the international market, a critical material essential in modern technologies.

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