We are happy announce we have updated our Type Certificate to include the following envelope sizes!

Series 1-210, Series 1-240, Series 1-260, Series 1- 300 and Series 1-310.

We look forward to these sizes taking to the skies very soon!
(Image credit to Gareth Bufton)

On the 29th April 2015 our Managing Director Per Lindstrand made the exciting announcement that he was returning to balloon manufacturing. Since then we have been working hard behind the scenes designing a new range of balloons, burners, baskets and associated equipment.

We are pleased to announce that on the 20th April 2016 we were granted our EASA Type Certificate for the new range of balloons.

This is very exciting news, but this is just the first in a series of new ballooning products coming to market. So watch this space.

Lindstrand Technologies Ltd was recognised with the 2015 International Achievement Award (IAA) for design excellence in specialty fabric applications.

 Lindstrand Technologies Ltd received an Award of Excellence for its Inflatable stand up Paddleboards project. The project was recognized in the competition’s Technical category.

 For more than six decades, IAA have recognized excellence in design and innovation, highlighting truly spectacular work in the specialty fabrics and technical textiles industry. The International Achievement Awards competition is sponsored by IFAI, a not-for-profit trade association whose over 1,600 member companies represent the growing international specialty fabrics and technical textiles marketplace.

 IFAI received a total of 293 entries from 11 countries that were submitted for 31 categories in this year’s competition. Winners were selected based on complexity, design, workmanship, uniqueness and function. Judges included industry experts, editors, architects, educators and design professionals who were chosen for their knowledge in a particular field of study or product area.

 All entries receive prominent recognition at the IFAI Expo, the largest specialty fabrics trade show in the Americas. Winners receive additional publicity through coverage in IFAI magazines and press releases distributed to media professionals.

 For photos and a detailed project description, visit ifai.com/iaa.

For further information please contact Lee Barnfield – Design Manager +44 1691 671888 or alternatively fill in the contact form

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Guinness World Records, Guinness World Records selected some of the most iconic records of the last 60 years. We are thrilled and honoured that Richard and Per’s Trans Atlantic Hot air balloon crossing made the final selection.

Guinness World Records produced a short film recently about this famous flight with updated interviews with Richard and Per. You can check out the clip below.

 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?index=8&list=PLiUYFNOwqQoSgBq7HGYM7VAE3ktDivu2g&v=MnudGSHUJ8o

2012 International Achievement Award

Lindstrand Technologies Ltd of Oswestry, Shropshire was recognized with the 2012 International Achievement Award (IAA) for design excellence in speciality fabrics applications, that took place Nov. 7 at the IFAI Expo Americas 2012, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Centre in Boston, Mass.

Lindstrand Technologies Ltd received an Outstanding Achievement Award for its Bahnhof MDC Server Hall project. The project was recognized in the competition’s Air Structures category.

IFAI received a total of 335 entries from 14 countries that were submitted for 30 categories in this year’s competition. Winners were selected based on complexity, design, workmanship, uniqueness and function. Judges included industry experts, editors, architects, educators and design professionals who were chosen for their knowledge in a particular field of study or product area.

All entries receive prominent recognition at IFAI Expo Americas, the largest speciality fabrics trade show in the Americas. Entrants receive additional publicity through coverage in IFAI magazines and press releases distributed to media professionals.

For more than six decades, IAA has recognized excellence in design and innovation, highlighting truly spectacular work in the speciality fabrics industry. The goal of IAA is to promote awareness of the speciality fabrics used in thousands of products and applications ranging in size and type.

The International Achievement Awards competition is sponsored by IFAI, a not-for-profit trade association whose 2,000 member companies represent the international speciality fabrics marketplace.

Further information can be found at: iaa_press_release_2012

 

Lindstrand shortlisted for INNOVATION

Following on from the installation of the inflatable tunnel plug in August 2011 at a hydro-electric plant in Scotland, LTL has just received the news that the company has been shortlisted as a finalist in the TUNNELS & TUNNELING INTERNATIONAL AWARDS 2011.

The tunnel plug was entered into the category of INNOVATION – succesful use of material in unusual deployments. Results will be announced at a gala event on 8th December 2011 in Berlin.

The T&T International Awards 2011 aim to identify and applaud those companies that go above and beyond the call of duty to meet the testing demands of clients, budgets, schedule, geology and scope. The awards also promise to champion the industry’s best efforts, greatest achievements and most impressive recoveries.

The full story of the Scottish project can be read at – http://www.lindstrandtech.com/news_article.php?id=49

 

AWARDS of EXCELLENCE at the IFAI International Achievement Awards 2011

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) International Achievement Awards (IAA) for design excellence in speciality fabrics applications ceremony took place at IFAI Expo Americas 2011 at the Baltimore Convention Centre in Baltimore, Maryland on Tuesday 25th October 2011.

Lindstrand Technologies Ltd was awarded two AWARDS of EXCELLENCE in the Air Structures Category and the Technical Category.

The AS350 Helicopter Hangar (otherwise known as the Oden Hangar) beat off competition to take the AWARD of EXCELLENCE in the Fabric Structures Category. The hangar has travelled on board MV Oden, a polar ice breaker vessel, to both the Antarctic and the Arctic since its installation in 2010.

The Delhi Aerostat (otherwise known as the AeroTorus) took the AWARD of EXCELLENCE in the Technical Category. The structure was seen by a worldwide audience as the centre piece in the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 19th Commonwealth Games, hosted by India in October 2010.

For more than 60 years, global companies have entered the annual International Achievements Awards. This prestigious competition provides high visibility recognition of the best products in the speciality fabrics market. Entries are judged by industry experts, editors, architects, and design professionals. Winners are selected based on complexity, design, workmanship, uniqueness and function. In 2011, IFAI received a total of 385 entries from 16 countries. The goal of the International Achievement Awards is to promote awareness of the speciality fabrics used in thousands of products and applications ranging in size and type. Lindstrand Technologies now adds 2011 to its list of previous award winning years (2001, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008) producing bespoke air cell structures.

For more information visit: http://www.ifai.com/posts//212;

SHROPSHIRE BUSINESS AWARDS 2011

Lindstrand Technologies Ltd secures a place as a FINALIST in the recent Shropshire Business Awards 2011, supported by the Shropshire Chamber of Commerce. The company was successful in the category ‘International Trade through Export’. In 2010, LTL exported to two of the world’s most densely populated countries – China and India.

The company got worldwide exposure at the 2010 Commonwealth Games as a result of producing what is considered to be the world’s largest helium filled tethered aerostat – the AeroTorus. This was the backdrop for all the showcasing and performances at the Opening and Closing ceremonies (www.lindstrandtech.com/breaking_records).

There were 4 Shropshire based companies competing in this category. This is the first year that the company has entered the competition, and everyone at LTL is delighted with the result. It is recognition for all involved at the 30 strong company.

Per Lindstrand

Lifetime Achievement Award from the AIAA Lighter-than-Air Technical Committee (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics)

This Award is given to those who, by their achievements, have contributed in a major way to the advancement of the science, operations, or manufacturing associated with buoyant flight. This award has been made to individuals like Jim Thiele of the American Blimp Company; George Spyrou of Airship Management Services; and Scott Danneker – test pilot of the Sentinel 1000 and NT 07 airships. The recipient is chosen by the LTA TC Committee. Per is the first non American citizen to receive this award in the history of the AIAA.

Per receives his award from Michael Conners – Chairman of the AIAA LTA TC at the Museum of Flight in Seattle in May 2009.

Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has awarded Lindstrand Technologies an Outstanding Achievement Award under the industrial applications section for their Inflatable Flood Barrier Wall installed at the Takoma Park Community Centre in Washington DC.

The Community Centre at Takoma Park needed a new annex building but the only ground available was on the flood plain, which meant they had to show the deployment of a 2 metre tall flood barrier to secure the building permit. The entry and exit road required a removable barrier, so Lindstrand Technologies were approached to produce an inflatable solution. The inflatable barrier is normally packed into a trench under hinged doors, completely out of view. A water level sensor activates the air fan, which inflates the flood barrier by air pressure. It will then rise out of the trench, open the doors and slide up along two vertical stainless steel rods forming a perfect flood barrier. The process is fully automatic.

Lindstrand was also listed as part of the Design Team for the Award of Excellence winner, The Rugby Ball in Paris.