Even the Airship One concept is truly a crossover between an plus also a semi-rigid airship, designed with a goal to overcome the incredible fuel expense of conventional airlines. The aircraft is a bit heavier than the atmosphere it requires less attempt to become airborne and stylishly cruise at 120 mph. Furthermore, it contains vectored fans that ease the ship to cruise or hover. The craft’s semi-rigid construction includes carbon fiber paneling, aluminum-grade airframe and robust PVP material. Having a massive cargo bay that could house two full-trailer containers and a passenger compartment which can easily accommodate 25 passengers, the Airship One offers a quiet, eco-friendly and efficient potential to air transportation.
Gosha states :
“A hybrid airship is really a hybrid between an airship and an airplane, deriving roughly two thirds of its lift from buoyancy of lighter than air gas, and the remaining from aerodynamic lift generated by wings. The outcome is a craft which when loaded is just marginally heavier than the air around it, and consequently requires very little attempt to become airborne and even less attempt to cruise easily at about 120mph.
The Airship One includes a semi-rigid construction, Aluminum and fiber composite frame supporting PU fabric ballonets full of lighter than air, non flammable Helium gas. Propulsion is provided by four DC motors, and get their energy from solar panels mounted on wings and the hull, and during takeoff also from a bio-diesel generator. The ship might take off and land with no need for a runway of any kind.
Using its 30-ton cargo capacity and a double-deck passenger seat which may accommodate some 25 passengers with levels of relaxation that by far exceed those of their most luxurious airliner.
While currently only a concept, I firmly believe that in the not too distant future machines like the Airship One will offer a quiet, efficient and eco-friendly solution to air transportation.”