BLUFMark Piesing argues airships are potentially clean, quiet, and suitable for use in certain types of aviation requirements.
Mark Piesing writing in BBC Future, makes the following points regarding a new generation of airships being built in Ohio, USA.
- They don't need conventional airports and could rapidly deliver aid in disaster zones, carry air cargo cheaply and cut emissions by using hydrogen and helium.
- Helium will provide the lift and hydrogen fuel cells with the power.
- In the 1920-30s, airships looked like the future until the Hindenburg disaster of 1937.
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Source Information: BBC Future
- Article Source: https://www.bbc.com/future.
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