What is SkyLifter?

  • SkyLifter is a company developing a family of new airships that share a single design concept, overcoming the issues
    typically associated with traditional 'cigar-shaped' airships.  The fresh design can be scaled in size to service the
    market demand across a range of target industries, as presented below.

    Our aim is to enable sustainable commerce in aerospace by wisely creating practical and commercially viable airships that can float endlessly in the sky like ships on the ocean. This will give people and organisations sustainable access to real estate above land and sea.


Airships are capable of low flight speeds, long endurance flights and lifting very heavy payloads vertically.

To date, most airships have been cigar-shaped.  This shape may be sensible for the scheduled transporting of regular cargo from airfield to airfield, but is not ideal for ad-hoc airlifting from any-site to any-site.  An airship doing ad-hoc work must be able to hold a geostationary aerial position during pickup or delivery of payloads.  And the airship must hold position in variable wind conditions and with minimal ground infrastructure.

Now, there is an opportunity for specifically designed airships, like the omni-directional SkyLifter, to exploit the benefits of lighter-than-air technology and thereby capture significant market positions in: Tourism, Resources, Cargo, and Sport aviation.


Aerial Crane

SkyLifter with GN

    • A heavy-lifting aerial crane with genuine VTOL capability for hard-to-access areas.

  • Perfect for flying up to 150,000 kg of oversize, fragile or indivisible payloads, to or from anywhere.

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Aerial Cargo

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    • For lugging up to 30,000 kg of cargo from site to site, helicopter-style.

  • Optimised for precision pick-up and delivery. High utilisation and low operating costs with 24 hour capability.

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Aerial Canvasser

Aerial Platform1

    • Primarily an endurance aircraft for news-gathering, interdiction, and sporting fun.

  • Easy, low-cost flying and sporting a very spacious flight deck. Good also for commercial activities often done by UAV drones.

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SkyLifter airships use Lighter-than-Air technology to become and remain airborne.  They will be piloted, dirigible gas-balloon types, combining known engineering principles with our own innovations.  Each size and configuration offers the possibility of unique operational capability that is not currently available in the market - for example very long flight or very heavy lifting.

To learn more about the technology, please click here.