Voliris Plans to Bring Airships to the Desert

The French company Voliris made the smallest hybrid airship, which showed success with piloted test flights and landed in the Guinness Book of World Records. Now the company is moving on to make similar but larger airships to carry 40-foot containers and cargo up to 30 tons in areas with no infrastructure.

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Experts See Red Flags in Amazon’s Patent for Floating Warehouses

Amazon’s patent for floating warehouses suspended beneath giant blimps at 45,000 feet–and deploying drones from that altitude to deliver your packages–was approved last December. But before we discuss aviation rules and restrictions for deliveries by drones, how does Amazon plan to keep the airship, with its giant warehouse, afloat in the thin air?

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