Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 09, 2013
Aeros CEO Igor Pasternak announced today that the massive Aeroscraft prototype vehicle completed its first movement and ground-handling test, effectively validating the air vehicle’s maneuverability.
Said Pasternak: “The ground-handling demonstration showed that the vehicle can move without assistance from ground personnel and can be controlled from the cockpit using its air-bearing landing system (ABLS).”
Aeros announced earlier this week completion of the Aeroscraft proof-of-design prototype — the world's first rigid variable-buoyancy air vehicle. With this new test, the Aeroscraft vehicle has demonstrated its capability to operate without land infrastructure and ground crew, interfacing during the test with remote as well as with onboard cockpit controls.
Pasternak added: “We believe that the Aeroscraft vehicle with its global reach will revolutionize the transportation of large and heavy cargos, transforming any number of equipment-dependent mega-projects and the industries that manage them including wind energy, aerospace, petroleum, highway construction, engineering and telecommunications.”
The Aeroscraft vehicle was developed for oversized freight transportation from point of origin to point of need. The Aeroscraft can support the transportation of cargo to remote and ecologically-sensitive areas anywhere in the world. To see the video of this significant first movement of the Aeroscraft, visit: http://www.aeroscraft.com/#/video/4565658106
The Aeroscraft vehicle (VErtical-lift Rigid Technology Internal Carriage Auto-ballast Logistics) offers the most flexible and efficient vertical takeoff air-lift freight solution for global cargo challenges. As a swiftly growing global population strains traditional modes of logistics and transport, the vertical-lift Aeroscraft vehicle delivers a revolutionary advance in moving heavy and complex cargos across continents and oceans. Please visit our media archives to read recent coverage on Aeros. http://www.aeroscraft.com/#/press-archives/4569164264