The French enterprise Flying Whales located in Suresnes has developed an airship LCA6oT (“Flying Whale”) for the transport of heavy, high-volume loads over shorter distances at low cost. The Chinese AVIC General keeps 24,9 % of shares of this company. People’s Daily is now reporting that Jingmen, Hubei Province, is building an assembly line for such airships for the world market. They could transport goods such as wood or wind turbines.
People’s Daily German edition, March 5, 2019
Chinese-French joint-venture for the development of airships