Hybrid Air Freighters (HAF) have signed a letter of intent to purchase up to 12 Lockheed Martin Hybrid Airships. The deal is due to amount to a total of $500 dollars.
In a release by Hybrid Enterprises, it was announced that the company was established ‘specifically to act as an owner-operator of the Lockheed Martin Hybrid Airships.
We are keen to implement such an impressive innovation in the logistics market,” said Hubert de Contenson, chief executive officer of HAF. “The LMH-1 will open a new era for remote cargo delivery that is free from costly ground infrastructure and will provide a sustainable and affordable solution to remote cargo operations around the globe.”
“With a 21-ton cargo payload and the ability to land on any surface, the LMH-1 Hybrid Airship is designed to revolutionize remote cargo delivery,” said Rob Binns, chief executive officer of Hybrid Enterprises. “We are honored to have HAF as the latest customer of our game-changing aircraft.”
Hybrid Airships allow large or heavy cargo to be carried, and also customers from ‘remote’ locations. HAF also state that the airships do not need complex ground infrastructure and use significantly less fuel compared to other conventional aircraft.