New Goodyear blimp takes shape
ERJ staff report (LMH)
Akron, Ohio – Construction of the new Goodyear blimp is in full flow, as the tire company develops the first of its new-design airships.
The company is currently installing an envelope of with the aluminium and carbon paper framework of the airship, which Goodyear said will be longer, faster and more manoeuvrable when compared to the current fleet of blimps.
The airships are supplied by German zeppelin manufacturer ZLT Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik and being built with Zeppelin and Goodyear teams at Goodyear’s hangar in Suffield, Ohio.
For more than 87 years, the Goodyear blimps have appeared at the most watched news, entertainment and sporting events around the world, the tyre maker said. The blimps also heavily support local and national charities, and community emergency response programmes.
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Press release from Goodyear