Aeroscraft Supports Establishment of European Consortium of Aeroscraft Operations

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European Consortium for Aeroscraft Operations (ECAO) Coordinated by Former Airship Executive Gerd Mangelsdorf in Berlin

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The Aeroscraft Corporation recently supported the establishment of the European Consortium for Aeroscraft Operations (ECAO), an independent research and support group based in Berlin that will be coordinated by Gerd Mangelsdorf. The ECAO’s primary mission is one of facilitating independent localized research studies investigating integration into the existing logistic supply chains in Europe. The ECAO will also coordinate and continue to strengthen the political support for the implementation of the Aeroscraft in the transport planning of the European Community, and optimize additional opportunities to cooperate with the Commission for Transport and Mobility toward supporting regional trade growth opportunities.

For the ECAO, Gerd Mangelsdorf has also been tasked with further establishing relationships with EU, National and trade/logistics organizations necessary to speed the cargo airships’ implementation into European humanitarian missions, environmental planning and global commercial trade logistics.

Mr. Mangelsdorf has been in the airship business since 1996 as both a management consultant and airship operator. In 2000, as Chairman of the Argos Media AG, he bought a first production Aeros 40B and operated the airship in Germany. Since 2008, Mr. Mangelsdorf has acted as Aeros’ European representative supporting strategic partnerships and legislative relations.

About the Aeroscraft: An Aeroscraft is a new type of Rigid Variable Buoyancy Air Vehicle, designed to control lift in all stages of air or ground operations, including the ability to off-load heavy payloads without the need to re-ballast. For the first time in history, an aircraft has been designed to control and adjust buoyant and dynamic lift, creating a new paradigm for global air transportation and logistics. Poised to enhance the air transportation industry, the Aeroscraft will deliver opportunities for business and consumers globally through access to remote locations and by new VTOL cargo delivery capabilities. The key features of the Aeroscraft include a rigid structure, vertical takeoff and landing, and operational abilities at low speed, in hover, and from unprepared surfaces.

About Aeros: Founded 27 years ago in the U.S., the Aeroscraft Corporation (Aeros) has grown from a small aerostat production manufacturer to a leading FAA-certified airship producer and R&D firm for the aerospace industry. Aeros has achieved multiple FAA airship type certificates and operates with an FAA Production Certificate, while featuring a product line that includes advanced airships and tethered aerostats utilized in commercial and government applications throughout the world. Learn more at

Aeros has recently announced a private offering for investors to support fleet development capital requirements. this can offer investors a rewarding opportunity to participate in the aeroscraft’s development and growth. Execution of this plan is not without risk, and the offering can only be made to accredited investors at this time. For more info about aeros’ private offering, please visit

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