Loading and unloading; cargo capacity

Airships can be equipped with standard or specialised loading bays to enable air transport of unlimited types of cargo.  Airships can effect full landings to permit roll-on/roll-off loading and unloading, or remain aloft, hovering over ships or other specific locations and effect loading and unloading through airborne cranes.

Airship cargo capacity can reach several hundred tonnes.  Euro Airship currently has construction-ready plans for its two initial models:

  • Corsair, with a 1-8 tonne cargo capacity
  • DGPAtt, with a 30-50 tonne cargo capacity