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Zeppelin NT 2 did it's Maidenflight
The second Zeppelin NT is in the air...

Worldwide Aeros 40B-18 in Germany
A new airship is touring through Germany...
Zeppelin NT recieved type certification
Finally they did it... just in time to the AERO 2001.
Airship Tours in Germany 2001
Mazda-Tour, Fuji, Goodyear, ...

The Aerium - Inauguration of the CargoLifter Hangar
On November, 25th 2000 the hangar becomes inaugurated...

Zeppelin NT visited Frankfurt a. M.
to the IAA-Utility Vehicles...

A Skyship for Germany
Pictures and Facts about the Skyship 600 B
Schenkenberger's Luftschiff-Shop
Gifts, Souvenirs & Collectables...

LiveCam, Information, ...



















Zeppelin NT 2 did it's Maidenflight

The second Zeppelin (SN2) of the type NT N07, with the markings D-LZZR, did it's Maidenflight on Mai 19th, 2001. The flight took about 2.5 h and routed over Lake Constance.From August 2001 on this airship will be operated by the DZR for passengerflights over Lake Constance...





















Worldwide Aeros 40B-18 in Germany

Since last year it was known that the Berlin "Argos Medien AG" (a Media Company) bought a Worldwide Aeros 40B-Blimp, an airship similar to the A-60+ Lightships. At this time the airship is on a Roadtour through Germany. The blimp will be used as a cameraplatform and for advertising with banners, too. On May 12th, 2001 the airship visited Frankfurt am Main and its "Skyscraper-Festival"... Some technical "specials are the x-configuration of the empennage and the pneumatic controls.

The blimp has now a banner of the Commerzbank and is touring through Germany... The tour ends in October 2001...



















The Aerium - Inauguration of the CargoLifter Hangar

On November 25th, 2000 she became inaugurated... the worlds biggest hangar without interior supports. For celebrating this CargoLifter invited all shareholders and friends. Even if the tickets have not been really cheap, it was an interesting and absolutely fantastic happening with a superb program - not only about airships !!! It was impressive and so 7.500 visitors came to celebrate this event. Absolutely unique !!!





































Zeppelin NT recieved type certification

On April 26th, 2001 the Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik GmbH, Friedrichshafen, recieved the certification for their airship type Zeppelin NT N07. The official document had been handed over within the opening ceremonies of the AERO 2001, an international aviation fair in Friedrichshafen at Lake Constance, by the LBA (Luftfahrt Bundesamt - like the FAA). The ZLT also recieved the certification as an airship manufacturer. Some other certifications like the certification for airship maintainance will follow up shortly. The first Zeppelin NT airship , like the second too, will be operated from Friedrichshafen as a homebase. The "Friedrichshafen" (D-LZFN) will be used as a trainig ship for pilots and crew. The second Zeppelin NT will absolve its maidenflight within the next weeks and from August 2001 it would be used for sight-seeing-tourism in the region of Lake Constance.



















Zeppelin NT visited Frankfurt am Main

From September 25th -29th, 2000 the Zeppelin NT visited Frankfurt am Main. The airship was cruising a few hours daily over the Frankfurt Fairground and advertised for the ZF (Zahnradfabrik Friedrichshafen) Company to the IAA for Utility Vehicles. So some hours could be add to the total flighthours for the certification - about 750h had already done. The Zeppelin, that had been christend to the name "Friedrichshafen" on July 2nd, 2000, did already a Germany-Tour.




































A Skyship for Germany

CargoLifter makes it possible !!! A new airship is based in Germany - and a really special one... Since the 1980s there had never been a Skyship again n Germany... But now CargoLifter decided to buy an aiship type "Skyship 600B"... First time the ship had been presented to the public was in case of the "100th anniversary of the First Flight of a Zeppelin" in Friedrichshafen at Lake Constance...




























Schenkenberger's Luftschiff-Shop  

Sine a small period of time a small Airship-Shop with gifts, souvenirs and collectables with "All about Airships" opened in Frankfurt am Main and the Internet. Have a look inside...























The CargoLifter Demonstrator "Joey" did it's maiden flight on October, 18th 1999...

The build-up of the Hangar at Brand (60km in the south-east of Berlin)has been finished... Here's a LiveCam of the hangar... 

On May 30th, 2000 CargoLifter became quotet at the stocks...

CargoLifter also bought a "Skyship 600" and based it at Brand. Maybe they will do sight-seeing-tours with the skyship within this summer...

For more information on CargoLifter visit their official Website...































Airship-Tours in Germany 2001 



"Joey" will continue with the test flights...


  "Charly" (the Skyship 600) may be used for sight-seeing-tours over the region of Brand... (through summer 2001) / Argos Medien AG:

The Argos Medien AG, Berlin, bought a"Worldwide Aeros 40B" - Blimp will use it as an "Internet-Airship" (Camera-Platform)... The airship tours through Germany for the Commerzbank at this time ...




The spanish company Fagor started a contract with the Lightship Group for a A-60+ (N 11 ZP) and is on a big Spain-Tour... It will also visit the Tour de France...



Goodyear has only one Lightship in use - the "Spirit of Europe I " (I-TIRE) -, that tours through Europe. But, Goodyear plans to start a contract with the Lightship Groupe for an A-150 Lightship in Europe !!! To be said it will be prepared for this contract at this time at Halfpenny Green Hangar of The Lightship Group...


Liebherr advertises with a A-60+ (N 12 ZP - ex "Spirit of Europe II"). It's only operating a few more weeks, so here's the rest of the schedule:

Dresden ab 28.05.01
Berlin 7.05. - 11.05.01



Mazda is also this year on tour with an A-60+ Blimp, operated by the Lightship Group.

Here's the schedule:

ab Mo. 02.04.01
Dresden ab Mo. 09.04.01
Leipzig ab Mo. 16.04.01
Hannover ab Mo. 23.04.01
Hamburg ab Mo. 30.04.01
Münster/Osnabrück ab Mo. 14.05.01
Bremen ab Mo. 21.05.01
Ruhrgebiet ab Mo. 28.05.01
Kiel/Hamburg ab Mo. 11.06.01
Berlin ab Di. 26.06.01
Düsseldorf ab Mo. 16.07.01
Ruhrgebiet ab Mo. 30.07.01
Rostock ab Mo. 06.08.01
Köln ab Mo. 13.08.01
Mannheim ab Mo. 20.08.01
Stuttgart ab Mo. 27.08.01
Nürnberg ab Mo. 03.09.01
Frankfurt ab Mo. 10.09.01
Frankfurt/München ab Mo. 17.09.01
München/Stuttgart ab Mo. 24.09.01

The Fuji - Blimp (D-LDFO), if I'm right this year 20 years old (1981-2001), will be on tour for a longer time as the last years - as I know...



A second WDL - Blimp (D-LDFR) has a contract with the Deutsche Vermögensberatung.

Here's the schedule:

Bremen (Lemwerder) 27.04. - 29.04.01
Ahrensburg (Uetersen) 03.05.01
Hamburg / Lübeck (Lübeck) 04.05. - 13.05.01
Rostock (Rostock) 16.05. - 17.05.01
Berlin / Potsdam (B-Tempelh.) 20.05. - 27.05.01
Hildesheim / Hannover (Hildesheim) 31.05. - 03.06.01
Gütersloh / Bielefeld / Herford (Bielefeld-Windelsbleiche) 07.06. - 10.06.01
Wuppertal / Essen (Essen-Mülheim) 14.06. - 17.06.01
Köln / Bonn (Bonn-Hangelar) 20.06. - 23.06.01
Bad Homburg / Bad Nauheim (Reichelsheim) 29.06. - 01.07.01
Offenbach / Hanau / Aschaffenburg (Gelnhausen) 05.07. - 08.07.01
Homburg / Neukirchen / Saarbrücken (Zweibrücken) 12.07. - 15.07.01
Mannheim / Heidelberg / Ludwigshafen (Neustadt-Speyerdorf) 19.07. - 26.07.01
Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe) 02.08. - 05.08.01
Villingen-Schwenningen (Albstadt) 09.08. - 12.08.01
Stuttgart / Reutlingen (Poltringen) 16.08. - 19.08.01
Fürth / Nürnberg (Nürnberg) 22.08. - 24.08.01
München (M-Oberpfaffenhofen) 28.08. - 30.08.01
Augsburg (Augsburg) 01.09. - 02.09.01
Geislingen / Schwäb.-Gmünd (Aalen) 06.09. - 09.09.01
Gera / Chemnitz / Plauen (Zwickau) 13.09. - 16.09.01
Dresden / Radebeul / Pirna (Pirna) 20.09. - 23.09.01
Halle / Leipzig (Halle-Opin) 27.09. - 30.09.01
Erfurt (Erfurt) 04.10.01
Jena / Erfurt (Jena-Schöngleina) 05.10. - 07.10.01
Kassel (Kassel-Calden) 11.10. - 14.10.01
Dortmund / Remscheid / Recklinghausen (Essen-Mülheim) 18.10. - 21.10.01
Zeppelin NT:

The "Friedrichshafen" (D-LZFN) recieved the type certification on April 26th, 2001and will be used for pilot training.


  The second airship of the ZLT did it's maiden flight on May 19th, 2001. From August 2001 on it will be operated by the Deutsche Zeppelin Reederei (DZR) for sight-seeing-tourism.