EU Green Week

Thank you to everyone who participated as a panellist or attendee in our EU Green Week webinar on the "Role of Lighter-Than-Air technologies in Emerging African Economies Surveillance, Cargo, Humanitarian Aid".

The event gave meaningful insights into the potential of Lighter-Than-Air technologies for Emerging African Economies. The meeting identified synergies with the extensive use of drone fleet development in Africa for humanitarian aid. Thank you, Pharma.Aero, VillageReach, European Investment Bank (EIB), FLYWIN, Kelluu Airships, Sceye, Cloudline, Airociel, University of Manitoba, University libre de Bruxelles, Concordia University, FLYWIN, University Evry Val Essonne, Aerovehicles Inc., FLYING WHALES, DIATEX SAS! We are looking forward also to start our U-LTA Africa Programme! Stay tuned and not only for partners, please contact us at if you would be interested in cooperating in a project related to LTA and Africa. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Dubai EXPO

Lighter Than Air Technology was well presented at the Dubai2020 Expo! Flying Whales was well in focus at the French Pavilion and Sebastien Bougon gave a very interesting presentation at the excellent meeting of OceanSky Cruises that assembled presentations of Zeppelin NT, LTA Research, OceanSky Cruises and Atlas Research. Upcoming months also two other LTA Tech applications are being expected at the Expo, keeping you updated!

Boat on Calm Water
Boat on Calm Water
Waves at Sea

Carribean Islands Meeting

We were honoured to provide input on Lighter Than Air Technologies / Airship solutions for the Small Island Developing States in the Caribbean during the "First Extraordinary Meeting of the Special Committee on the Development of Trade and External Economic Relations and the Special Committee on Transport" organised by the Association of Caribbean States and the ECLAC. Thank you, Dr. Ricardo Sanchez, for inviting IMIEU and the U-LTA platform to take part in this special event and thank you, Kay Sealy, for chairing it!

The event demonstrated that LTA Technology has excellent functionalities to facilitate resilient economic development by improving environmental surveillance, sustainable telecommunications, low carbon cargo transport and more environmentally friendly aviation for recreation and tourism, and aid in case of natural calamities. The insights given were based on a study conducted by ECLAC and it was interesting to see the perspective of the World Food Programme on the potential usage of airship technology. Excellent presentations were given amongst others by Bob Fowler from Aerovehicles Inc., Prof. Barry Prentice from Buoyant Aircraft Systems International and the University of Manitoba, Octave Jolimoy from Flying Whales, Igor Pasternak from Aeroscraft, and Mark Dorey from Straightline Aviation Ltd.

Sustainable Energy Week Meeting on Lighter-Than-Air Technology

Dear all,

Please be invited to our digital Lighter-Than-Air Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW2021) Partner Event, focusing on Surveillance, Methane and other Environmental Monitoring; Cargo; Passenger Transport, and Humanitarian Aid. The event will take place on Wednesday, the 27th of October 2021 from 15:15 till 18:00 CET.

Link to the programme:

Registration link:

Looking forward to see you on the 27th!

European Green Week 2021

During the European Green Week an informative webinar will be hosted on the topic of Lighter Than Air (LTA) aviation. The goal is to inform policy makers, industry parties, researchers, and the public at large about the benefits of LTA technology, also to attain the objectives of the New European Green Deal, the EU Flight Path 2050 strategy, and the new more ambitious 55 % objective regarding the implementation of renewable energy. In fact, the technology is a key driver to decarbonise aviation activities, such as those related to cargo, accessing remote regions, carrying out urban surveillance, for example, replacing or complementing helicopters. The technology can be also be applied in emergency aid situations, which could appear because of the physical risks of climate change. In order to achieve the goals set out in the Paris Agreement and deliver on the EU Green Deal, the technology can greatly reduce the environmental footprint of aviation activities.

LTA is gaining attention at the European and global level and currently is the ambition of the sector is to upscale the use of this technology. Therefore, the ambitions of the U-LTA platform, initiated and coordinated by IMIEU in 2016 is to 1. further enhance the visibility of LTA technology with European and International institutions and investors 2. mobilize financing and investments in order to solve challenges regarding the upscaling of the necessary ground and related operation and maintenance infrastructure 3. Improve the certification procedures, the safety of ground operations, and the efficiency of maintenance operations, in addition to promote certified training of staff. To date, the opportunities for this technology are present and during the partner event taking place at June 3rd 2021 during the EU Green Week, some of the partners of the U-LTA platform will proudly showcase their applications and commercialisation of LTA technology.

Organised by IMIEU (The Institute for Infrastructure, Environment and Innovation) and the Quebec Government Office in Brussels.

For registration please click HERE.


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