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Imagine the lift of a plane with the control of a helicopter and the buoyancy of a blimp, and you have the vision of our PLIMP Airship. A patented plane-blimp hybrid, the PLIMP Airship features dynamic wings―enabling it to hover, dip, ascend, bank, or spin―while effectively and uniquely supporting applications like advertising.
Egan Airships and its drone division were co-founded by identical twin brothers James and Joel Egan. As kids, they flew model gliders and threw weighted balloons. It was this early interest in flight mechanics that turned into an idea. And it was this idea that turned into an innovation developed by a world-renowned aerospace engineer. Altogether, the evolution has led to our company—and our PLIMP Aircraft—as we know it today.
We are proud of our intellectual property, which includes two 14-year design patents on our recognizably distinct airship design—a noticeable improvement over traditional airship designs. Based on extensive research and investigation, it was developed to drive maneuverability and speed, more like fixed-wing aircraft. We are also aggressively pursuing international utility patents.