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!
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
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:
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.