New Airship cleared for flight.

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First rigid airship since the Hindenburg cleared for outdoor flight trials

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/09/11/first_rigid_airship_since_the_hindenburg_cleared_for_outdoor_flight_trials/

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Sounds interesting, and I can see its potential from a cargo/freight option, however I doubt that they will be able to travel any faster than the likes of a Airbus A380 or Boeing 747, so would they be of any use in terms of passenger transportation...?:confused:

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They don't need a runway, only a mooring and I would think that operating costs have the potential to be lower. Obviously speed will make it attractive to non urgent cargo and sightseeeing passengers.

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Some what of a folly, if they ever make any money I will eat my hat. The choice of sauce is mine:)