Aeros has now completed the world’s most innovative air cargo transporter – the Aeroscraft-- which is capable of lifting massive freight, using an innovative internal ballast control system and advanced vertical takeoff and landing features. A fully operational prototype of the Aeroscraft has been finished and tested in the vast and historic Airship Hangar in Tustin, California. The advanced Aeroscraft rigid-hulled air vehicle is an aviation engineering feat that is capable of moving massive cargos safely and rapidly across every kind of urban, rural, remote and even ecologically sensitive environments and terrain. The Aeroscraft is being hailed by international media and leaders of government and industry as the breakthrough transportation solution for the new century.
The Aeroscraft is the only Rigid Variable Buoyancy Air Vehicle of its kind, designed to control lift in all stages of air or ground operations, including the ability to offload payload without re-ballasting to areas without the need for ground infrastructure (runways or airports). The key features of the Aeroscraft include a rigid structure, vertical takeoff and landing capabilities, and the ability to operate at low speed, in hover, from unprepared surfaces.
With the company’s commitment to its internal research, development and prototyping programs, the Aeroscraft has attracted support and development funding from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the U.S. Air Force, and the prestigious Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). It is intended to carry a payload of more than 500 tons 12,000 nautical miles, with one third of conventional jet fuel consumption at a competitive cost.