AIRSHIP kick-off meeting held in Brussels

AIRSHIP Consortium. Kick off meeting. Brussels

INESC TEC hosted the Kick-off Meeting of the European Project AIRSHIP with participation of INESC TEC, University of Tampere, La Palma Research Centre, Trisolaris, University of Luxembourg, TalTech and the coordinator UPM. The meeting was held on the 22nd and 23rd of March in Brussels, at INESC Brussels Hub.

AIRSHIP envisions a new Wing-in-ground vehicle for people and goods transportation in waterways to make transporting to islands and in-land waterways more sustainable, safer and more effective.

In order to achieve these goals, AIRSHIP will study and develop new technologies in zero-emission power, on-board AI and in automatic flight control that overcome the challenging technological problems that flying in ground effect poses, allowing such vehicles to become autonomous so they can be effectively used in a wide range of business applications and services, leading to new aviation business models. The aim is to lay the foundations of a new class of fully electrical unmanned aircraft system, the UWV (Unmanned WIG Vehicle) that brings together speed, flexibility and energy efficiency.

AIRSHIP Kick-off meeting