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Lighter-Than-Air Structures

Producing Reliable, Quality Airships and Aerostats for 35+ Years

ISR (Intelligence,
Surveillance and

Heavy Lift



Since the 1970's, we've established a prominent presence in the skies with our Lighter-Than-Air structures. Our client base ranges from commerical companies including Van Wagner Outdoor Advertising to the military. We develop and manufacture the softgoods structures for aerostats, airships, blimps, logging balloons and numerous other Lighter-Than-Air vehicles. ILC also happens to be the world's largest producer of Modern Aerostat and Airship envelopes.  Please take a look at our new LTA brochure.


ILC's key contributions to our LTA customers are:

  • Partnering to fully understand your needs and then develop systems to achieve your requirements
  • Design, structural analysis and patterning
  • Advanced materials development including customizing textiles, films and laminates for your specific application
  • Incoming inspection of all materials employing our advanced testing capabilities
  • Envelope fabrication using advanced heat sealing, sewing and cementing
  • In-field services and suppo

Experience Counts - we've produced over 250 advanced envelopes in a vast array of configurations. Give us a call and we'll help you "create what's next" in Lighter-Than-Air structures!


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