Patent to give airship firm lift-off

US-based Worldwide Aeros Corporation has been granted a patent for its flight system for a constant volume variable buoyancy air vehicle, with onboard control-of-static-heaviness (COSH) management. The company describes it as “game-changing advancement in the field of aviation. COSH technology overcomes a historical limitation of airships regarding their need for external ballast, and now permits the aircraft type to engage in missions including long-range, heavy-lift cargo transport. Aero chief executive ... [+]

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