Research & Development

A comprehensive understanding of LTA enables us to make the most of it! We only use approved components, assemble systems strictly tailored to their tasks and develop procedures for certification jointly with the aviation authorities. In addition, we optimise methods of operation and streamline all processes for high efficiency and safety.

The CargoLifter design philosophy is “Powered by Simplicity”. Technology is at its best when there is nothing more to be eliminated ...
Construction and certification follow a modular step-by-step approach. Systems of different configurations are tested and certified, evolving from small to large and from simple to more complex. By using only approved and available components for the next step of design or size, a broad range of products will be developed, finally cumulating in the construction of a large airship – the CargoLifter!
Today, CargoLifter is pioneering the renaissance of using hydrogen for LTA. We designed and operated the world's first ...
... netless tethered balloon certified for the use of hydrogen as lifting gas! This 13.5 m balloon serves as proof of concept for a 27 m balloon that will be lifting more than five (5) tons. Todays commercially available technologies for production, storage and transportation of hydrogen lead to a high viability and flexibility of our systems.