Our Story


The Story of LTA

Advancing humanitarian aid and air transport in the face of climate change.

At LTA, we envision a future with airships. People from multiple generations who have diverse skill sets and come from across the globe make up our company. We are hands-on and mission-driven. And we are united in the belief that a new generation of airships will enhance humanitarian aid delivery and reduce the carbon footprint of aviation.

Airships are not the only answer in the face of climate change, though they can be part of the solution. We are fortunate to stand on the shoulders of giants — building on Akron’s airship manufacturing legacy and infusing it with modern construction methods, an engineering mindset, safety measures, and new technology.

Pathfinder One

Plans to Reality


The Humanitarian Future

When we look up and ahead, we see a future where zero-emission airships can support and even speed up disaster response and relief efforts. If runways, roads, and ports are damaged, LTA’s airships can still deliver what communities need. If cellphone towers are knocked out, airships can hover and provide service.

We’re focused on delivering big on our mission and rising together in times of need. That’s the purpose that drives the LTA team every day.

What can Pathfinder 1 carry?

Pathfinder 1 can carry 3,572 gallons of

A Century of Airships

For more than a hundred years, Ohio has been at the center of flight. The history of airships runs deep.


Goodyear Zeppelin commissions and completes construction on an airdock to build "lighter-than-air" ships. Image from Archives and Special Collections, The University of Akron.

Akron Airdock Completed