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Goodyear building 3rd airship in Ohio, will be ready in 2018

3 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago Monday, May 08 2017 May 8, 2017 May 08, 2017 6:56 AM May 08, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
Image: Goodyear Facebook

AKRON - Goodyear says its newest airship should be ready to fly in the spring of 2018.

The assembly of the Akron-based company's third airship is coming together at its blimp base in northeastern Ohio.

Workers now are putting together parts of the internal aluminum and carbon fiber inner skeleton.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports that the new airship will be based at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.'s hangar in Ohio's Portage County.

The tire maker retired its last true blimp in March.

The new airships look like the original blimps and uses helium, but they aren't technically blimps because they have a fixed structure holding the balloon in place.

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