Flying Whales is developing a new LCA60T hybrid airship in Canada, buoyed by 6.4mmcf of helium. The aircraft will be powered by Honeywell's new one megawatt aviation generator, 4x as powerful as any other generator flying today. The first flight of the airship is expected by the end of 2025, with potential markets in mining, remote community cargo and humanitarian relief. There are several companies developing airships, which could be a significant growth market for helium. Based on the helium requirement for Flying Whales just 10 of these airships would be the equivalent of 1% of total annual global helium demand.
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