ATLANT Mission

This innovative transportation technology will open a new era in the air delivery. It is based on the unmanned hybrid cargo airship – ATLANT, capable to carry up to 165 tones to a distance of 2000 km and more. ATLANT’s ability to land vertically on almost any unprepared surface with no need for special infrastructure erases the limits in rural areas’ development. Designed to withstand the critical weather conditions in flight as well as on ground ATLANT can be used as a powerful transportation tool for all seasons in all continents. ATLANT can also provide safe, cost effective and green solution for heavy and oversized loads delivery. For passenger, emergency and special missions piloted version of ATLANT is going to be used.

Large cargo capacity
Large cargo capacity
Green
Green
Cost effective
Cost effective
Unmanned
Main Parameters

Main Parameters

Parameter ATLANT 30 ATLANT 100 ATLANT 300
Length, m 99.0 140.0 198.0
Width, m 58.0 67.0 97.0
Height, m 23.5 33.4 47.0
Total volume, cub.m. 38 900 110 000 311 500
Maximal payload, kg 18 000 60 000 165 000
Payload at the crane mode, kg 10 000 30 000 65 000
Nominal range, km 2 000 2 000 2 000
Ferry range, km 4 000 4 000 4 000
Cruise speed, km/h 120 120 120
Maximal speed, km/h 140 145 150
Hydrocarbon fuel consumption, kg/h 295 590 1 180
Cargo bay volume, cub.m 1 100 2 800 6 100
Cargo bay dimensions, LxWxH, m 25.8x9x5 36.5х11х7 51.5х14х8.7

Key Technology Features

Unmanned cargo operation

High level of automation of flight controls is a key factor for unmanned cargo operation. It removes the flight endurance limitations, reduces the operational cost and eventually turns the number of aircrafts into a fully optimized AI operated cost effective autonomous cargo distribution network.

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Rigid body

Rigid internal frame and hard outer panels both made of light and strong composites and can withstand any calculated load both in flight or at the ground, like strong side winds or heavy snow. This feature makes possible the hangar less autonomous operation of the vehicle within the wide weather limits.

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Buoyancy Control

Active Ballasting System (ABS) can partially compensate unloaded cargo by pressurizing ambient air. In flight ABS is used for pressurizing Helium to compensate its expansion at the altitude.

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VTOL Capabilities

At vertical launch and landing the dynamic lift is replaced by the propulsion system’s vertical thrust. For that purpose, we tilt main cruise engines (MDM) and in addition use «multicopter type» lifting devices (ALM) on both sides. It also makes possible the crane mode.

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Hybrid Electric Propulsion (HEPS)

The Dual Fuel self-Ballasting System (DFBS) consists of the diesel/turboshaft gensets (GS) and Hydrogen powered Fuel Cells (FC). The battery packs (BP) are intended to boost the power during the VTOL operations. This DFBS enhanced HEPS considerably reduces both the carbon footprint and overall operational cost.

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Adoptive Mooring

Four air-cushion landing gears are equipped by the actuated multi tool anchoring systems for reliable ground handling on various types of surfaces: hard runaways, soil, water (waives up to 1,5 m), ice or snow, wetlands, sands etc. The landing gears with anchors enable ATLANTs to withstand strong storms (90 knots) and side winds of up to 45 knots without permanent feathering.

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Compromized Shape

Both CFD analysis and wind tunnel tests have confirmed good stability and aerodynamic properties in flight as well as safe ground handling at any wind direction without the need for permanent feathering. The lifting body helps to create an additional lift in flight to compensate the static heaviness.

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Use Cases

Both unmanned and manned, cargo and passenger modifications of ATLANT can be used for various purposes. Certain applications will open new and unique niches for aircrafts, some others can make ATLANTs competitive in the existing transportation networks. Please, see the most practical use cases below.

Cargo Delivery

Cargo Delivery

ATLANTs’ long range cargo missions are essential to build a supply chain for out of reach areas where the most of the world’s natural resources are accumulated. Beside that the larger models being the first unmanned autonomous cargo vehicles can successfully compete with other aircrafts on the growing market of air delivery.

Oversized Cargo

Oversized Cargo

The large size cargo bay already gives ATLANT a lot of advantages before airplanes and most of the means of ground transportation in carrying oversize or low-density cargoes. But if there is a need to move even larger objects, like these 83-meter windmill blades – ATLANT is the unique solution while using its outside belly tray.

Emergency Respond

Emergency Respond

When the ground transportation infrastructure is unavailable or damaged by the natural or technological disaster, ATLANT with its much greater capacity than any helicopter can be the only saving solution to bring essential products or evacuate suffering people. It can also serve as a flying hospital or mobile power station.

Firefighting

Firefighting

ATLANT can help fighting the forest fires or any other fire spreading to a large area. Due to the lower speed it can drop water more slowly and precisely than airplanes not damaging the trees below. ATLANT’s capability to land vertically on water and quickly refill its large tanks makes it highly effective in firefighting.

High-rise Installations

High-rise Installations

VTOL capabilities of ATLANT can be used in a special Crane mode with the reduced payload for a high-rise installation. The Crane modification is equipped by the special rotatable lifting platform to ensure the payload precise positioning and to compensate the aircraft movement in case of turbulence or a side wind.

Passengers Ferry Operations

Passengers Ferry Operations

Piloted version of ATLANT can perfectly serve as a high comfort passenger’s ferry for short and medium distances, connecting land locked places without airfields or any ground transport infrastructure. This flying ferry can also use water ports or harbours to connect a great number of beautiful islands or coasts, which are hard to reach now.

Luxury Sky Yachting

Luxury Sky Yachting

It will be another dimension of passenger service. Spacious apartments and saloons, full service restaurant and bars, floor-to-ceiling windows, open decks – none of the existing aircrafts can offer these features. This flying yacht’s ability to land practically anywhere opens a new exclusive way to explore the world.

Special Missions

Special Missions

ATLANT is the only transportation tool enable to reach this level of air mobility! Intercontinental range with no special requirements for the landing site at destination along with the moderate operational cost can make ATLANT a great substitute of existing multimode supply chains for the special missions.

Inquires
Inquires