BASI has been researching buoyant aircraft technology for six years, but the principals of the firm have more than 60 years of combined study of airships. The industry has seen too many flash in the pan operations. Some were simply misguided designs, and a few were led by misguided people. The technology is not as obvious as it appears, in fact, an industry description is “deceptively sophisticated.” Those who rush in without understanding the technology can reach an unfortunate end. This is a caution that guides BASI’s development.
BASI has a research airdock (airship hangar), three airships and a dozen multi-rotor UAVs. These form the basis for our research and model testing to evaluate software and hardware. Once BASI has demonstrated proof of concept, subsidiaries will be established to undertake commercialization of the IP.
BASI has a very flat management structure, and works closely with the engineering and computer specialists that are moving the company forward. BASI believes in employee ownership participation as policy for rewarding and building team effort. BASI is building a safety culture. Rules are adhered to and procedures are followed to ensure the maximum level of safe operations possible.
Airships are a green technology. They are a means of adapting to future climate change and a method of reducing the carbon emissions into our atmosphere. BASI is part of the non-carbon world of solar power, hydrogen and wind energy. It is BASI’s objective to build zero-carbon emissions transport vehicles.