Thursday, January 17, 2008

MANNED CLOUD Cruise Airship(Flying hotel), Paris, France

Here’s another designer dirigible: Manned Cloud is a flying hotel proposed by French designer Jean-Marie Massaud.

The whale-shaped airship, developed with French national aerospace research body ONERA, will be able to accommodate 40 guests and have a range of 5,000 km.

Manned Cloud will have a cruising speed of 130 km/h and a top speed of 170 km/h. Two two-deck cabin will contain amenities including a restaurant, a library, a fitness suite and a spa. There will also be a sun deck on top of the double helium-filled envelopes.

Technical characteristics:
Capacity: 40 passengers + 15 crew members
Volume: 520.000 m3
Dimensions: L 210m x W 82m x H 52 m
First deck (500 m2) : Restaurant, lounge, library, fitness
Second deck (600 m2) : 20 rooms, terraces, spa, bar
Range : 5000 km / 72 h.
Maximum speed: 170 km/h
Cruising speed: 130 km/h

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