Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Return of the Airship?

Aeros ML partially bouyant aircraft, or Aeroscraft, promises to carry up to 120 people around the country of speeds of up to 150 knots. The unique thing about this blimp-like craft is that it will use jet engines to create lift instead of being filled with enough lighter than air gas to achieve lift. The picture above links to the Aeros company website. There is a better article in the latest edition of Popular Science, which is where I learned of it. The PopSci article goes into much greater detail. Looking at the company site, I wonder if the thing even exists.