Airships Environmental Impact – Reducing CO2

From “Buoyant Flight is an inherently efficient form of transportation. This is the main reason why skyships were so promising in the1920s when airplanes still seemed a speculative venture. While today they are forgotten by many, skyships were actually very successful. By 1937, commercial passenger skyships of the Deutsche Zeppelin Reederei (DZR) had flown over half a million passenger-hours and a total of 52 million passenger-km safely on regional, transoceanic, transcontinental and artic voyages.

All of this was accomplished using then state-of-the-art technology that by today’s standards would be considered quite primitive. The lifting gas used, flammable hydrogen, was contained within large cells made from the membranes of cow intestines. The hull was covered in a doped cotton canvas, and control systems were operated manually by a large crew. Nevertheless, due to their efficiency, skyships still did perform astounding feats and set records for aerial transportation.” Airships Environmental Impact – Reducing CO2

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