Once airborne, this will be the first of a project to build new zeppelin-design airships to replace Goodyear's current fleet of blimps
The NT-design takes shape at Goodyear's Wingfoot Lake Hangar in Suffield, Ohio
The iconic Goodyear blimps are a common sight in the skies over stadiums at sporting events in the US, serving as an aerial billboard and television camera platform to provide aerial views. In 2011, Goodyear announced plans to replace the current fleet of GZ-20 class blimps first introduced in 1969 with three new Zeppelin NT airships. Goodyear says this new design will be longer, faster, and more maneuverable than the current fleet, while also being less expensive to operate.
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