The Rise And Fall of Airships and Again Rise (Golden Age) of Airships

Mr. Yücel Demir, General Manager at Kuzgun High Tech Design Ltd

Issue 53

What is an Airship?

“An airship or dirigible is a type of aerostat or lighter-than-air aircraft that can be steered and propelled through the air using rudders and propellers or other thrust mechanisms. Unlike aircraft that use aerodynamics, such as fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters that produce lift by moving an airfoil through the air, aerostatic aircraft stay aloft by having a large “envelope” filled with a lifting gas that is less dense than the surrounding air. (Wikipedia)”