Voyager Global, Inc

Lighter-than-Air technology can outperform today's transportation modes, in time and fuel economy

Last Funded May 2023


raised from 60 investors


86% of the World’s population live in developing countries, representing massive growth potential for all markets.
General Cargo is projected to grow globally beyond 6.8 Billion Metric Tons by 2025, a growth rate of 3.5% YOY.
Fuel consumption is on the rise - in 2019, the World consumed 1.2 trillion gallons of fuel!
Of which, the US consumed more than 143 billion gallons at an estimated cost of $372 billion for the consumer.

Our Team

While serving as a DOD contractor, the idea was borne out of necessity when Pakistan closed its border with Afghanistan for the third time in an attempt to squeeze the US taxpayer for more cash. Greater payloads, minimal reliance on ground infrastructure and greater fuel economy make LTA a better transportation solution.

Why Voyager Global?

It’s our philosophy that to successfully revive Lighter-than-Air technology, one must return to LTA’s roots; that period in history when it was successfully used to transport passengers and cargo across continents, oceans and around the world – long before the dominance of fixed-wing or rotor-wing aircraft.

The German’s Zeppelin program of the early 1900’s represents the only successful airship program in history. Understanding their design and operational procedures is key to the future of LTA.

Even today, the Graf Zeppelin is still considered the most successful airship ever built as was demonstrated in the following video of its Around-the-World Expedition in 1929.

Graf Zeppelin Around-the-World Expedition 1929 - Condensed

The Global Marketplace is Growing!

As the World’s population gains greater access to the global marketplace, the demand for goods and services will grow larger as well.

LTA will not only capitalize on this growth, but also aid it by offering a faster more economical transportation solution without the costly requirement for ground infrastructure.

Direct path access, one of LTA’s many advantages, means no bottlenecks in the supply chain.

Can LTA compete with today's transportation technology ?

Can the technology compete on a ton-mile per gallon basis with our current modes of transportation? We performed a comparison pitting the Hindenburg's fuel economy, using 1930's diesel engine technology, against today's top two performers - the railroad and shipping by vessel. What we discovered was game changing. A 1930's airship can not only match the railroad's fuel economy, but has the added advantage of not being confined to an indirect path encumbered with multiple stops, decelerating at population centers and lost time in switching yards, which is so inherent with today's costly railroad ground infrastructure.

Additionally, rail isn’t everywhere as is seen in the following map displaying its infrastructure. This means the first and last mile of the delivery process must be accomplished by the less fuel-efficient trucking industry. This same reality is also true for shipping by vessel which is restricted by coastline.

What about actual operating costs, is it still a viable technology ?

With LTA, there are no grades because the buoyant force cancels the effects of gravity, and gravity more than drag has the greatest negative impact on fuel economy for all contemporary forms of transportation.

Additionally, LTA requires virtually no ground infrastructure. In contrast, the US rail network is comprised of more than 140,000 miles of track and over 100,000 bridges.

On average, the 7 Class I railroads in the US spend approximately $20 billion per year upgrading and maintaining their rail infrastructures and state and local governments spend more than $187 billion per year upgrading and maintaining their roads and highways.

According to a 2017 report created by the ASCE, federal forecasts predict a 40% increase in US freight shipments by 2040, which will require even more infrastructure spending.

The 7 Class I railroad companies have spent more than $700 billion on infrastructure alone since 1980.

LTA neither requires nor is confined by costly ground infrastructure.

Lighter-than-Air Technology is a "super-green" technology.

LTA has the capability to deliver anything from anywhere to any destination - nonstop. And is not restricted by costly ground infrastructure, nor is it affected by grades, intersections or traffic congestion making it the most cost effective, fuel-efficient technology of our time.

Join us in our quest to revolutionize transportation as we know it today, and free the growth of our global economy from the shackles of costly ground infrastructure.