Across the Atlantic
An Atlantic crossing an airship would most likely take about two times, but the price savings present an attractive alternative to cargo transportation companies. Together with the passenger travel opportunities, environmental advantages and raised onboard distance make luxury airship cruises a significant venture.
With more travel suppliers promoting 'green' choices, there's more reason for aerospace makers (especially airship contractors) to examine alternative modes of transportation. An airship heavier than air will supply ground handling.
Helium lift gas supplies anywhere from 30% to 80% of the aircraft elevator with the remaining elevator being provided by an aerodynamic body shape, like traditional aircraft. The hybrid airship is going to have to use a short runway (unlike conventional airships) but will provide huge savings in fuel in comparison to jet powered transport and passenger aircraft.
The future of the airship looks to be likely to come in the shape of the hybrid airship, so called due to its mixture of aerodynamic lift and traditional helium lift gas that will let them carry significantly larger payloads than conventional airships.