Aeros has started the research and development of producing larger 10MW wind turbines, seeking to utilize the Aeroscraft for a more efficient transportation system. The Aeroscraft will be the only air cargo vehicle that can move oversized and heavy components like a sky crane, as well as deliver them to wind areas that are inaccessible today.
The Aeroscraft’s potential will limit the construction of roads and ports resulting in reduced transportation and logistics costs to industries as well as overall reduced costs to consumers of wind power. Its internal cargo compartment is capable of accommodating multiple blades over 300 feet long and can be customized to overcome the growing height, weight, width, and length limitations in wind turbine transportation.
The largest blades are currently over 200 feet long for a 5-MW wind turbine. In this situation, the Aeroscraft, with its vertical takeoff and landing capability, offers a solution for transporting blades from manufacturing site directly to point-of-need-destination.