transportation airship / lifting / helium / 0 - 10 Pers.



  • Applications:

    for transportation, lifting

  • Type:


  • Passenger capacity:

    0 - 10 Pers.


Airstar Aerospace is part a consortium which includes, as technical partners, the following companies: Echoforêt, Solution F, l’ONERA (Centre français de recherche aérospatiale) and FCBA (Institut Technologique Forêt Cellulose Bois-construction Ameublement). Our goal is to develop a new clean and affordable way to do wood skidding in mountain and rugged areas.

Our solution: AéroLifter.

AéroLifter is a unique product using a hybrid system between an airship and a tethered balloon. Indeed, it is a completely innovative electrical wire guided airship. AéroLifter is helium filled and it will be able to lift almost up to 2 tons of wood.

AéroLifter is financed at 45 % with “FUI” (Fonds Unique Interministériel). It is a state labelled project which is part of the programs selected for the future transport plan of the “Nouvelle France Industrielle” (new industrial France).

Technical data

Volume: 5000 m3
Payload: 1,7 ton
Deployment: 1 day
Radius of 2 km around its basecamp, so around 1200 ha
Speed of around 10 m per second