Helium contained in a small balloon floats nearby the Aeroscraft. The ship's exterior is rigid, but made of special honeycomb-like chambers designed to hold helium.
The craft is designed to take off vertically and cruise at up to 130 miles an hour at an altitude of 12,000 feet.
The Aeroscraft will be able to travel thousands of miles on a single tank of fuel, carrying 66 tons of cargo
A spacious interior provides a comfortable ride.
A full-sized Aeroscraft does not need a runway or an airport and is capable of delivering tanks to military sites.
It could also be used for transporting large, heavy industrial equipment such as wind turbines to remote locations.
These ships could also deliver equipment and components necessary for building pipelines in remote locations.