Non-Rigid Airship Used For Advertising, Sensor Platform
ANN received word Friday that Aeros Corp., manufacturer of a
family of lighter-than-air airborne platforms, was recently issued
an FAA Type-Certificate for its latest airship model, the Aeros 40D
"This seal of approval is a major highlight for the Aeros 40D
program. It signifies the tireless efforts that the Aeros creative
team has put into the development of this new and advanced LTA
vehicle," said Igor Pasternak, Aeros President and CEO.
The 40D Sky Dragon was designed around the market demand for an
airship capable of multi-mission applications that ranges from
advertising and broadcast camera work to sensor suites platform,
while maintaining a low cost of operation. The Aeros 40D is
153-feet long, with 100,000 cubic feet of volume.
The Sky Dragon sports technologies such as a fly-by-wire flight
control system, advanced avionics, and a new stronger, and lighter,
envelope fabric -- with much-improved helium impermeability. An IFR
instrumentation package rounds is also offered.
Worldwide Aeros is currently celebrating its 20th year of
operations. The company credits an inventive spirit, the constant
pursue of excellence, and an approach for continuous innovation in
its transformation into a premier airship manufacturer, as well as
a leading research and development house for the aerospace
industry. Aeros' products serve diligently both commercially, and
in government applications.
Aeros manufactures several lighter-than-air, FAA-certified
aircraft. The company's operations involve the research,
development, production, operation and marketing of a complete
family of Aeros-branded air vehicles used in government and
commercial applications. These include the non-rigid FAA
Type-Certified Aeros 40D Sky Dragon Airships, Advanced Tethered
Aerostatic Systems, and its new Aeroscraft Rigid Air Vehicle.