10 Dec

Icelandair and Aeros team up for Arctic blimps!

As Paul Weimer noted, because of writing Arctic Rising, anytime anything blimp and Arctic related pop up I get notice, which is pretty cool (in my book). Howard Taylor just forwarded this to me:

“U.S.-based airship company Aeros and Icelandic airline Icelandair Cargo, say they have signed an agreement with hopes of establishing a partnership to develop new air freight service across the Arctic region.
Together they are hoping to deliver standard cargo containers via Iceland to regions with little infrastructure, such as Siberia, Alaska, Greenland and northern Canada.

‘It’s a project representing the future of solving the problems of today,’ Aeros’ CEO Igor Pasternak told CNN. ‘The distribution in the Arctic Circle as it is right now is inefficient and not logical.’

Managing Director with Icelandair Cargo, Gunnar Sigurfinnsson, said in a press release that he believes Aeros will help transform Arctic transportation forever.”

(Via Airship cargo to revolutionize Arctic transportation – CNN.com.)