langue en Lockheed Martin - 07/03/2017

Not Just a Propeller: Digital flight controls bring high tech to the Hybrid Airship

Traditional airships use a cable and pulley system for directional movement, which is finicky at best, and leaves tremendous opportunity for error.

When the Skunk Works® team began developing the next generation airship the Hybrid Airship for remote cargo transport nearly 20 years ago, they pulled knowledge from their Lockheed Martin fixed-wing brethren and built digital flight controls, or a fly-by-wire system, into the airships standard systems.