IAAPA 2011

IAAPA Attractions Expo 2011 begins its second year back at the Orange County Convention Centre in Orlando between the 15th and 18th November 2011.

What better place to be at to show off LTL’s world-class products, particularly the HiFlyer and SkyFlyer. There will also be the opportunity to see first hand a demonstrator air cell building which is an integral part of the company’s exhibition.

If anyone is interested in visiting Lindstrand Technologies at the show then you can find us at:

Booth number 4438 or visit the IAAPA Virtual Booth for information and a map of our location

Please drop in if you are in the area. We look forward to another successful IAAPA Expo.

Tayloe Murphy Resilience Award for LINDSTRAND USA Inc.

Through the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, the Resilience Awards competition recognises businesses which have overcome recession and depressed local economies to create badly needed jobs in their communities.

Not only do the Awards provide a source of pride within the winning businesses and their respective communities, they provide businesses with the support and resources to sustainably grow even more successful through publicity, networking and Darden Executive Education programme.

Lindstrand USA was chosen as the winning business in the category of Manufacturing/ Wholesale Sector. Since it was established in 2004, the company has been forced to diversify and navigate logistic and bureaucratic hurdles.

Today the company employs 31 full time workers locally, nearly 90% who were out of work for more than 2 years prior to being hired. In an area that has seen the decline of the tobacco, furniture and textiles industries, Lindstrand USA is a strong contributor to the economic base of South Boston, Virginia.

Further details can be seen at www.lindstrandusa.com




A busy winter of installations lies ahead for Lindstrand Technologies as several installations are scheduled for November/ December and then into the New Year.

Following on from the successful ‘football’ replica HiFlyers in Johannesburg and Soweto earlier this year, LTL will be installing a 3rd balloon in the vicinity of Johannesburg– this time in Sandton. The shipment will leave the UK late October/ early November and is due to be up and running for an official FIFA visit in late November.

Further around the globe, an installation will take place later in December at the Greenery Resort, Khao Yai in Thailand.

Located 200 kms northeast of Bangkok, in the province of Nakorn Rachasima is Khao Yai and its iconic attraction – The Khao Yai National Park. Spreading over 2,168 km 2, it is one of the largest parks in Thailand.

Designated as a UNESCO Heritage Site, the Khao Yai National Park encompasses several majestic mountains, spectacular waterfalls, and rich evergreen forests and grasslands. With the height of the mountains, the abundance foliage and the cool weather, the Park is home to almost 2,500 plant species, 67 different kinds of mammals and over 300 species of birds. Rich wildlife is also found there, including many endangered mammals such as elephants, gibbons, tigers, leopards and Malaysian sun bears. Guests at Greenery Resort can also indulge in visits to a winery during their stay.

This will be Lindstrand’s first HiFlyer installation in Thailand.


Lindstrand Technologies Ltd now holds Part M Subparts F, G and I approvals which means it is now also a Maintenance organisation.

This is in addition to its approvals as a Design and Production organisation.’The Part M approvals mean that LTL has oversight for the continuing airworthiness of individual aircraft and the issue of airworthiness review certificates (currently HiFlyers only). Part M of Regulation (EC) 2042/2003 details the rules for the continuing airworthiness and maintenance of aircraft subject to EASA regulation.

In accordance with Part M, all EASA aircraft types that qualify for an EASA Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA) are issued with a non-expiring CofA, validated annually with an Airworthiness Review Certificate (ARC).

Lindstrand GA-22 Airship

LTL has been subcontracted for the design and production of an unmanned helium airship by a major British contractor.

A 22 meter long airship, perfect for deployment into roles such as communications relay stations, will be updated and adapted to carry payloads, such as high tech surveillance equipment at up to 150 kilograms in weight, to heights of more than 6,500 feet. The client plans to integrate their existing Unmanned Autonomous Systems into the GA-22 making the technology more accessible to potential users.

“Strategically, GA-22 fits perfectly into the autonomous fleet that we are developing“said the client’s spokesperson. “The new vehicle has the possibility of opening up a range of markets for the compnay. It has a range of unique capabilities and we have identified a number of roles at major events, from sporting occasions to floods and forest fires, for which GA-22 is ideal”.

The client’s designers and engineers have worked with Lindstrand Technologies to update the original design. GA-22 will be able to carry high-tech surveillance equipment, including a payload of up to 150 kilograms, to heights of more than 6,500ft. In addition, it is being made from a newer and lighter material, which improves the airship’s performance. At the moment GA-22 is radio controlled, but the plan is to make it fully autonomous.

Farnborough International Highlights - Lindstrand Hangar

For the second season in a row Lindstrand Technologies in cooperation with Base-X is proud and honored to provide its inflatable hangar for the Raytheon Company at Farnborough International Air Show.

Throughout its more than 80-year history, Raytheon Company has been a leader in developing defense technologies and in converting those technologies for use in commercial markets. At Farnborough International Raytheon exhibits the Bombardier Global Express business jet, known in service as the Sentinel R Mk 1 aircraft, as well as a tactical ground station.