REVOLUTIONIZING REMOTE TRANSPORTATION
Hybrid Airships make it possible to affordably deliver heavy cargo and personnel to remote locations around the world. Burning less than one tenth the fuel of a helicopter per ton, the Hybrid Airship will redefine sustainability for the future.
With unlimited access to isolated locations around the globe, Hybrid Airships safely and sustainably support a wide range of activities in areas with little to no infrastructure. The airship offers the simplicity of a pickup truck by carrying cargo loads and personnel in and out of remote areas daily, not just certain seasons or only after major road, rail or airport infrastructure is developed.
To help make these Hybrid Airships available to the world, Lockheed Martin is using Hybrid Enterprises as its exclusive, authorized, worldwide reseller of our Hybrid Airships and related aftermarket value-added services.
Lockheed Martin has invested more than 20 years to develop the Hybrid Airship’s technology, prove its performance and ensure there are compelling economics for various markets who would benefit from using this platform. Almost eight years ago, the team built and flew the technology demonstrator known as the P-791, which successfully demonstrated all the technologies needed to make this real. Since then, the team has completed all required FAA certification planning steps for a new class of aircraft and they are ready to begin construction of the first commercial model and the completion of the FAA Type certification process.
SPIDER is a one-of-a-kind robot committed to protecting the cargo-hauling ship of the skies, the Hybrid Airship. For years, teams of five to ten people have used bright lights to search every inch of an airship envelope to locate and patch tiny pinholes found during final assembly and major maintenance operations. This was tedious, slow and costly. Now there's a better way. Recently named as a Popular Science Best of What's New for 2016, SPIDER is a game changer. Read More.
From carrying heavy equipment to isolated regions, to serving as a flying clinic, there is almost no cargo mission the Hybrid Airship can’t perform. What gives this airship its uprecedented access? The air cushion landing system (ACLS). Read More.
Hybrid Airships offer large cargo capacities with significant reductions in fuel consumption compared to other air vehicles while remaining faster than land and sea transportation systems.