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Washington Post: The quest to find a place for airships in our modern world

March 6, 2014 — 

The Washington Post reports on airships and, naturally, quotes Barry Prentice from the U of M’s Transport Institute in the Asper School of Business.

“A decade ago, the only commercial market for airships was advertising and carrying TV cameras at a football game. All these airships were inflatables, or ‘blimps.’ There is now a worldwide competition to develop cargo airships,” wrote Barry Prentice, a professor at the University of Manitoba in a recent paper. “The most important remaining barrier to a cargo airship industry is the lack of business confidence.”



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