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NWT aviation company plans for fleet of futuristic blimps to haul cargoFor one Northwest Territories aviation company, the future is blimps. Last week, Yellowknife-based Discovery Air signed a preliminary agreement with British aviation startup Hybrid Air Vehicles to buy a fleet of futuristic dirigibles to haul cargo and supplies across the Canadian NorthCosting $40-million each, the massive vehicles will be able to haul 50 tonnes of cargo, stay in the air for several weeks at a time and use a fraction of the fuel consumed by standard fixed-wing airliners.

NWT aviation company plans for fleet of futuristic blimps to haul cargo
For one Northwest Territories aviation company, the future is blimps. Last week, Yellowknife-based Discovery Air signed a preliminary agreement with British aviation startup Hybrid Air Vehicles to buy a fleet of futuristic dirigibles to haul cargo and supplies across the Canadian North

Costing $40-million each, the massive vehicles will be able to haul 50 tonnes of cargo, stay in the air for several weeks at a time and use a fraction of the fuel consumed by standard fixed-wing airliners.

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    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES AVIATION COMPANY PLANS FOR FLEET OF FUTURISTIC BLIMPS TO HAUL CARGO (Source: National Post)
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    oh how i love dirigibles!!! how wonderful would it be to see giant, quite, sleek and silvery dirigibles floating over...
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    The mother-fucking future, it’s here.
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