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Goodyear Unveils New State-of-the-Art Blimp

Full contest rules, format, and entry form can be found at www.Goodyear.com/NametheBlimp.

Goodyear Blimp History

During its long operational history, Goodyear has built more than 300 lighter-than-air vehicles, including two large rigid airships – the U.S.S. Macon and U.S.S. Akron. This is the first semi-rigid airship to be built in the 95-year history of Goodyear's Wingfoot Lake hangar. The new airship model replaces the previous "GZ-20" model that flew for 45 years.

Since 1925, the Goodyear blimps have appeared at the most watched news, entertainment and sporting events around the world. The blimps also heavily support local and national charities, and community emergency response programs.

Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs about 69,000 people and manufactures its products in 52 facilities in 22 countries around the world.  Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to www.goodyear.com/corporate.

 

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company's newest addition to its airship fleet is faster, bigger and carries the latest in technological advancements.

 

At 246 feet long, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company's newest blimp is 54 feet longer than its predecessor.

 

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Akron, Ohio, USA.

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SOURCE Goodyear

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