Another great transport aircraft for the #us air force
and #us military
. Worldwide Aeros Corp is an American manufacturer of airships based in Montebello, California. It was founded in 1994 by the current CEO and Chief Engineer, Igor Pasternak, who came to America from the Ukraine.
The company’s current products are non-rigids aimed at both the military and commercial markets, including transport, surveillance, broadcasting and advertising.
Worldwide Aeros Corporation is also developing what it calls the “Aeroscraft”, a rigid airship with a number of innovative feature, the most important of which is a method of controlling the airships static lift, which can be reduced by pumping helium from the internal gasbags and storing it under pressure: conversely lift can be increased by reinflating the gasbags using the stored gas. The company has received $60 million from the U.S. Department of Defense to develop the concept, resulting in a prototype named Dragon Dream which was underwent systems tests and some tethered flights in late 2013. This prototype was subsequently damaged when part of the roof of the hangar at the former #marine corps
Air Station in Tustin in which it was constructed collapsed on 7 October 2013.