Voliris has developed a new concept for the transportation of standard containers to remote areas, from harbors or train terminals. The system is based on a hybrid airship, filled with helium (or hydrogen) giving an aerostatic lift, combined with an aerodynamic lift obtained thanks to the shape of the airship envelope. The airship can take-off and land on relatively small, basically prepared runways. It is unmanned, totally automated (no remote piloting). The vehicle is assembled on-site, and delivered to the operator after flight testing, route proving and parametrization of the Flight Mission System.
The general design of the vehicle is presented, as well as the expected benefit in terms of effectiveness, performance and competitiveness.