MEXICO OPENS ITS SKIES FOR AIRSHIP FLIGHT

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore October 1, 2014 20:23

MEXICO OPENS ITS SKIES FOR AIRSHIP FLIGHT

The Aeroscraft Corporation (Aeros) has announced they received validation of the 40D ‘Sky Dragon’ airship’s Type Certification from Mexico’s Aviation Authorities.

This certification gives the airship permission to fly the skies of Mexico and opens up the Mexican market for the Aeros’ airships “paving the way for deliveries to begin.”

The ‘40D Sky Dragon’ is the latest airship model from Aeros. The Mexican market has shown interest in the 40D airship due to its competitive acquisition and performance. Aeros’ latest sale to a Mexican client marks the first Aeros airship to be delivered and operated in Mexico following the certification.

Mexico’s civil aviation authority recently validated the FAA-issued Type Certificate (TC) as having met the requirements for safe operation in accordance with the rules and regulations required in Mexican airspace. Since its FAA Certification the 40D Sky Dragon has attracted customers across all mission segments with certification to fly in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and now Mexico.

This certificate marks the company’s focus on continued expansion into new markets across the world and the airships global demand. “FAA certification in Mexico is another step on the path to entry-into-service,” said Igor Pasternak, CEO of The Aeroscraft Corporation. “The 40D airship will meet their growing needs and we are excited to deliver this segment our leading airship technology.”

The ‘40D Sky Dragon’ airship supports numerous airborne missions, providing a quiet and stable aerial platform with long endurance and slow-loiter capabilities often exploited for event video and advertising.  As a sensor platform, the airship maintains extended time on station and low operational costs supporting a variety of surveillance missions from anti-terrorism to smuggling interdiction. The flexible 40D ‘Sky Dragon’ features:

• a fly-by-wire flight control system providing exceptional maneuverability and control
• reduced requirements for ground handling personnel
• stronger and lighter envelope fabrics that improve helium impermeability

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore October 1, 2014 20:23