© ZLTI know this Item is already a few days old and yes it has been almost a week since my last post, but the day job still take precedence. So as the Headline alludes the Zeppelin NT now has it's official Type Certificate for the US. After the approval of the Airworthiness Criteria in May 2008 the Zeppelin NT with the official type designation LZ N07-100 has now it's official type certification from the FAA. You can either go to that page and download the PDF or just continue reading the type certificate below or click here to read it. The Zeppelin NT is now the 22nd Airship with an FAA Type Certificate, here is a list of all of the airships. Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik has also issued a press release along with this milestone. This is the most important piece of the press release to continue reading jump down to the full text in English and German
US market opened for Zeppelin NT airshipsThe EASA is currently holding only 3 type certificates one of which is the Zeppelin NT jump down to read it or download the original PDF from the EASA.
Friedrichshafen, June, 26th 2008 – ZLT Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik GmbH & Co. KG receives the Type certificate for the Zeppelin NT from the Federal Aviation Administration, FAA. After successful negotiations with Airship Ventures Inc., the maiden flight of the Zeppelin NT sold to Airship Ventures and the FAA Type Certification, the US market is opened for the Zeppelin NT.
The type certification for the Zeppelin NT has been successfully completed. The FAA has issued the type certificate. This type certificate is the basis for the timely start of Zeppelin NT operations in the US. “We received the type certification for one the most important aviation markets in the world,” said Thomas Brandt, CEO of ZLT, „this is a further very important step to the North American market.” Robert Gritzbach, Chief Engineer of ZLT commented: “An intensive process has been successfully concluded. The FAA has recognized the German-European certification requirements for modern airships in the Zeppelin NT category for commercial passenger transport, in an enduring public hearing process.”
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While researching this I also found a better version of the Airworthiness Criteria: Airship Design Criteria for Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik GmbH Model LZ N07 Airship click here to read it. I have got this document from the Justia Regulations Tracker a great tool to get official government documents like this one.
FAA - Type Certificate
ZLT - Press Release - English
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EASA - Type Certificate
FAA - Airworthiness Criteria
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