A British manufacturer hopes to build a fleet of airships for Yellowknife’s Discovery Air to supply remote communities and enterprises in the North, the two companies say. Those giant airships are serious cargo vessels, capable of hauling 50 tonnes across vast distances.

Not only are they capable of landing on rugged terrain, but they don’t need a fuel supply and are safer to sent to the harsh clime of the North.

airships for the North Pole

The futuristic giant blimps from Hybrid Air Vehicles would cost $40 million each, Discovery Air Innovations, a Quebec-based subsidiary of Discovery Air, announced after signing a tentative deal with HAV.

Via: Alaska Dispatch