ZEPPELIN Luftschifftechnik is to start assembly of its prototype Zeppelin LZ N07 in October. According to project manager Klaus Hagenlocher, all major components of the airship are now under construction or test. The 7,200m3 68m-long prototype, which will carry two pilots and 12 passengers, or the equivalent cargo, are expected to be flown by early 1997. The company expects to begin production in 1998 and to follow up with larger airships such as the 46-seat LZ N17 and the 84-seat LZ N30.

Source: Flight International