Less than a month ago Goodyear said “goodbye” to its “Spirit of Goodyear” blimp

Less than a month ago Goodyear said “goodbye” to its “Spirit of Goodyear” blimp. Now the tire company is ready to launch its successor.

The new high-tech filming airship already made its first test flight on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17). It is scheduled to begin real flights this summer.

The Goodyear blimp is built in cooperation with Germany’s ZLT Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik and DuPont, and offers room for 12 passengers.

"The completion of the new blimp marks the beginning of a new era for our airship program and reflects Goodyear's commitment to remaining at the forefront of aerial broadcast coverage and support," the company’s senior vice president of global communications Paul Fitzhenry comments.

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