What is the maximum speed that an airship has been able to reach?

One of the biggest problems of commercial flights is its high pollution. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) estimates that air traffic is responsible for 2.4% of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

One option could be to travel by airship. But What is the maximum speed that one of these devices can reach?

Maximum speed

Its main use took place approximately between 1900 and the 1930s, to gradually decrease when airplanes exceeded their capabilities. However, modern airships reach considerable speeds.

On October 27, 20014, Steve Fossett and his co-pilot reached a speed of 115 kilometers per hour with an airship LZ N07-100 from the company Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik on Friedrichafen, in Germany, on the shores of Lake Constance (a place also suitable for trips on these devices).

From March 1 to 3, 2005, Fossett also performed the first circumnavigation with a plane without refueling (solo) aboard the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer. He started and finished the journey in Salina, Kansas, United States.

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