Flying Whales: Reaching new hights in heavy logistic transport
Post date: Oct 29, 2019 12:54:16 PM
Horizon Development has been supporting Flying Whales since 2014. Horizon's expertise provided support to draft the documents that enabled the company to successfully conduct its initial investment round (Eur 10 million) and continues to provide ad hoc expertise on various important matters ever since.
Flying Whales is the French manufactuer of the LCA60T, the next big player in heavy load logsitic transportation allowing trasnportation of large and heavy loads in areas with no or poor road infrastructure and with applications in the energy, forestry, humanitarian aid, military, civil engineering and construction industries.
Flying Whales’ airship concept is 150 meters long and has a load capacity of 60 tons. Like the zeppelins of the past, it has a rigid inner frame. Lift is generated using helium. Helium is a safe gas that, unlike the hydrogen of the infamous Hindenburg, does not pose an explosion hazard.
With speeds of up to 100 km/h, much lower energy requirements, and 1/20th of the operating costs of comparable cargo helicopters, the French airship is a genuine alternative. The graphene-based ultracapacitors (electrochemical energy storage) can be charged and discharged faster than normal batteries.
Some press coverage about Flying Whales LCA60T. More has been provided on Horizon's social media pages.
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