USE CASES

We are driven by our mission to reduce the impact of human activities on the Earth's fragile ecosystems.  We foresee many ways our zero-emission, true VTOL, long-range airships will be put to use.

GLOBAL SHIPPING

Shipping and logistics have a large carbon footprint, but are also key to our global community and economic development.  Providing the ability to do point-to-point deliveries while avoiding port, canal, and highway traffic jams, modal and custody transitions, and weather-related bridge and road closures reduces risk in the supply-chain. Purchasing agents can depend on contracted deliveries being on time.

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Image: Ever Given container ship aground in the Suez Canal; Image credit: Maxar Technologies, Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.

HUMANITARIAN AID

Our airships will provide governments and NGOs with the transport to get needed resources such as mobile hospitals, large equipment, and aid to disaster-stricken or otherwise inaccessible areas. 

 

With the Anumá airship's onboard solar array, mobile equipment can be powered without generators.

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Image: Dadaab camp, Kenya; Image credit: IOM/UNHCR/Brendan Bannon.

MINING, AEROSPACE, & ENERGY

Anumá airships were purposely designed to have very large cargo bays, so that they may easily convey large, bulky items, such as mining equipment, rockets or wind turbine blades.  This, coupled with VTOL capability, allows operators to move large loads cross-country or into remote areas without the logistics hassles and expense of wide-load shipping, road closures, escorts, or building roads and bridges to remote sites.

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Image: Road transport of a single 58.7 m wind turbine blade for the 145m GE 2.75-120 wind turbine to Muirhall Wind Farm, Scotland; Image credit: ShellAsp; Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

RURAL ACCESS

Our goals include opening up new opportunities and markets for underserved regions without bringing the downsides and costs of traditional infrastructure. 

 

Rural and remote areas will gain more affordable access to goods and will be able to get their products to market without building roads, bridges and airports.

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Image: Alaskan village Anaktuvuk Pass; Image credit: Army Photo by Lt. Col. Brent Campbell, 807th MDSC Public Affairs; Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

MILITARY & MUNICIPAL

There is a need for long endurance aircraft that can perform loitering missions to enable communications, surveillance and support. 

The Anumá airship is uniquely capable of this mission with its on-board solar array and no need to land for refueling or refilling lifting gas.

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Image: Kajaki reservoir, Afghanistan; Image credit: USGS.

AIRBORNE FULFILLMENT

Etailers like Amazon and Walmart have interest in using airships as airborne fulfillment centers (AFCs), using autonomous drones to carry packages to and from the the airship. Anumá's airships offer this capability with safer operation, higher reliability, lower operational cost, and zero emissions.

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Image: Seattle, Washington; Image credit: Jelson25;  Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.