A Brief History of
The Airship

The airship represents the first aircraft with controlled powered flight capabilities, and is considered the first successful commercial air transportation vehicles.

Since the 1800s, many attempts were made to develop air borne vessels with propulsion with varying results, before the first fully controllable airship flight was made in 1884 – almost 20 years prior to the Wright Brothers’ inauguration of the first powered airplane flight, ushering in the age of fixed-wing aviation.

With their relative quietness, use of inert gases, and lower fuel consumption than fixed wing aircraft and helicopters, airships can be recognised as one of the oldest human attempts to produce green flying transportation.

Despite the interest and development of fixed-wing aircraft, the airship was used extensively up until the 1940s, particularly for intercontinental travel aristocrats and nobles, who used the luxurious transport in Europe and the US, and later for military purposes in the World Wars. With the rapid development and manufacturing of airplanes during and post World War II, enabling speed, capacity and affordability for many, airships became a rarer site in the skies.

Modern day airships have diversified into a number of roles. From scientific exploration and military reconnaissance, to tourism and highly visual advertising purposes, contemporary airship technology has an important place in our skies, and is recently enjoying renewed interest in applying the technology to cargo and a new generation of luxury passenger travel.

 

Testimonials

Best of luck..’ can’t wait to be first passenger!!

Asma Ansari

Hi

I am arabic speaker
Flew 7 years for emirates, total of14 years flying experience as cabin crew. I am a passionate and i am still in dubai and still flying! I d love to be part of the project as i have many more to share …

Sonia manoune

Hi ,iam enquiring about a cabin crew position , i resigned from emirates airline 7 years ago after flying for 7 years . Kindly send me more information regarding any Requirments needed .

Kind regards
Parnian gohari

Parnian gohari

Good Afternoon,
I’m enquiring about a Cabin Crew position within your new venture. I resigned from Emirates 6 years ago after completing 10years, the last 3 years spent in First Class on the new A380 when it arrived.
Kindly send me more information regarding any employment positions available and any requirements needed.
Yours Faithfully
Lindsey Mc Nally

Lindsey McNally

Good afternoon,
I’m fascinated by the project as I am in love with Aviation. I have worked for 4 years as Cabin Crew for Emirates (I left the company in April 2017). I live in Dubai and I would be interested to join the project if there are any vacancies.

Joanna Tyszkiewicz

Hello Tomorrow !
So I want to be good to myself,keep discovering and in the spirit of and Love for Emirates cannot wait to hear from you ! ❤️

Afsheen Saeed

Dear Spirit of the Emirates team,

I have just discovered your amazing adventure and would like to be part of it!
If you need an experienced flight attendant working ten years in Dubai as Emirates crew and as the private senior flight attendant of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rachid on board of the prestigious Dubai Air Wing .
I would honored to be part of your exciting project in the skies of the Emirates!
Best regards, and best of luck!
Mrs Meriem Ouzani

Meriem Ouzani

I suggest that you might like to correct your airship history page to show that the first successful airship flight was in 1784, not 1884 – 120 years, not 20 years, before the Wright brothers . . . Our industry has been around for longer than you may have thought.

Gregory Gottlieb

So jealous.!!!! Not fair what about British Airship Airlander lol.

CHRIS EMMETT

ما شاء الله عالإبداع إلى الأمام دوما وبانتظار الطائره

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