A Conceptual Aerodynamic Design for a High-Lift Electric Hybrid Airship

Hybrid airships with vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capability have the potential to drastically simply the commercial transportation system by picking up payload from the pick-up points and delivering it directly to the pre-set destinations. Development of new electric hybrid airship designs for the Canadian and global transport industry will lead to lower shipping costs, where the ultimate goal is to cut shipping cost by at least 50 percent per kg of payload and by at least 10 percent of the present-day cost of ground and marine transportation per kg of cargo. This study proposes a new conceptual aerodynamic design for a hybrid airship capable of lifting at least 25-ton cargo up to a distance of at least 1000 km on a single battery charge while cruising at a speed of at least 100 knots (185 km/hr).

Faculty Supervisor:

Philippe Lavoie


Suraj Bansal


Win Global Partners


Aerospace studies


Aerospace and defense




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