This Is Not Your Father's Goodyear Blimp, Faster, More And Carbon Fiber

By @David_Kashi on
The Goodyear logo is seen at the South Pacific Tyres facility in Somerton, Victoria, about 20km from Melbourne
Akron, Ohio-based Goodyear swings to a third-quarter net profit of $161 million versus a $20 million loss last year, partly on an 18 percent jump in revenue per tire. REUTERS

Goodyear is building an advanced carbon-fiber blimp that offers better maneuverability and speed, according to

Designed by a German company, the blimp will be the newest generation of Goodyear’s zeppelin fleet. The new fleet will use a carbon fiber and aluminum frame wrapped in a polyester envelope.

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