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#1588 Deutsche Zeppelin-Reederei - Zeppelin NT Airship (D-LZFN / 217)

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Zeppelin NT N07-100 Airship (D-LZFN / 217) from the Deutsche Zeppelin-Reederei (DZR - German Zeppelin Transport Company)
at the 46th International Paris Air Show (SIAE) 2005, Le Bourget (France)

The Sofema Groupe equips the Zeppelin NT with a "Wescam" camera system on the occasion of the Aeronautical Fair at "Le Bourget",
chartering the airship for 2 weeks for demonstration purposes in Paris. The airship was operated by the French company Airship Vision International. It shows "PARIS 2012 - VILLE CANDIDATE" in support for Paris's bid for the 2012 Olympic Games.

The Zeppelin NT ("Neue Technologie", German for new technology) is a class of helium-filled airships being manufactured since the 1990s by the German company Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik GmbH (ZLT) in Friedrichshafen. The initial model is the N07-100. The company considers itself the successor of the companies founded by Ferdinand von Zeppelin which constructed and operated the very successful Zeppelin airships in the first third of the 20th century. There are, however, a number of notable differences between the Zeppelin NT and the airships of those days, as well as between the Zeppelin NT and usual non-rigid airships known as blimps. The Zeppelin NT is classified as a semi-rigid airship. On 2 July 2000, the centennial of the first Zeppelin flight, the prototype SN 01 was christened D-LZFN "Friedrichshafen". Subsequently, it travelled some 3600 km in test flights. On 20 September 2007 the Zeppelin NT D-LZFN was irreparably damaged by a whirlwind while moored at its mast.