Flown in many countries, ILC Dover’s airships provide a high-profile advertising platform used successfully by The Lightship Group, Van Wagner Outdoor Advertising, and Zeppelin, which has a new partnership with Goodyear.
ILC Dover has produced more than 50 airships structures since 1995 to support the advertising and tourism industries.
ILC Dover’s Airship Features
- More than 50 airship structures developed
- Tight tolerances compatible with rigid superstructures
- Certified and operated on multiple continents
- Translucent multi-layer film laminate supports internally illuminated airships
- U.S. Navy
ILC Dover developed and produced a 170,000-cu. ft. airship to serve as a test platform for the US Navy, under contract to the American Blimp Corporation. The airship, known as the MZ-3A, operated for more than four years.
- The Lightship Group
As part of ILC Dover’s airship development for The Lightship Group, we qualified a translucent multi-layer film laminate envelope for internally illuminated airships, which have been successfully operated on six continents.
ILC Dover fabricated the LZN07 220-foot-long airship envelope for Zeppelin designed to interface with a semi-rigid passenger airship structure. View this interactive video of the Zeppelin airship.
- Goodyear Ships
The new Goodyear ships incorporate ILC Dover’s envelope structure.