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Goodyear upgrading airship base ahead of blimp arrival

Goodyear upgrading airship base ahead of blimp arrival

17th February 2017 | 0 Comments

The Carson airship base, which Goodyear opened in 1968 to house members of its blimp fleet, is to receive major upgrades in order to accommodate the arrival of a new-generation Goodyear blimp at the site later this year. At the centre of this upgrade programme is a new hangar, the first in Carson. The inflatable hangar will be built out of 73 miles of partially translucent polyester fabric and will be almost nine-stories tall and longer than a football field.

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New Zeppelins gain US approval as parts for second Goodyear airship arrive

7th November 2014 | 1 Comment

The Federal Aviation Administration in the United States has given its blessing to the Zeppelin series selected by Goodyear to replace its blimp fleet. The FAA approval of the LZ N07-101 series follows certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency in Europe in August. The LZ N07-101 replaces the LZ N07-100 series, and in 2011 Goodyear ordered the first three airships from the new series. Goodyear Zeppelin number one. The first of these has been named Wingfoot One and undertook its maiden flight on 17 March. Parts for the second Goodyear Zeppelin have already started arriving at Goodyear’s airship hangar in Wingfoot Lake, and assembly is scheduled to commence in January 2015. It will take to the air at the start of the 2016 season.

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