China's Massive Passenger Airship Set for 2020 Launch

By Tom Smith, September 5, 2018

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Have you ever dreamt of floating through the skies of China and spending the day with a bird’s eye view of all the amazing scenery that the country has to offer? Well that dream is set to become a reality. 

According to a Xinhua report carried by, the Aviation Industry Corporation of China has announced that it has started development on a passenger airship, which will be able to take a maximum of 10 passengers on a dreamy adventure through the skies. 

The proposed 3,500-cubic-meter aerial vehicle will be able to accommodate loads up to 840 kilograms and stay airborne for up to 24 hours, according to the report. Controllable from both onboard and remotely from the ground, the airship will be able to travel a distance of up to 1,000 kilometers at altitudes of over 3,000 meters.

Although primarily intended to be used for tourism purposes, the sky vessel can also carry out freight transportation, surveying and prospecting, oceanic monitoring and even emergency rescue operations. 

The airship is set to take to the skies in 2020, so buckle up and get ready to see China like you’ve never seen it before (presumably for a pretty penny). 

READ MORE: China's Hypersonic Plane Could Fly Between Beijing & New York in 2 Hours

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