Entries by TCOM

All-Seeing Blimp Could Be Afghanistan’s Biggest Brain

…Phase two – the airship – will be considerably bigger, and more complex. The lighter-than-aircraft, built by TCOM L.P. will be longer than a football field at 350 feet and several times the size of the Goodyear Blimp at 1.4 million cubic feet. See more here.

TCOM Builds dozen-plus military aerostats

WEEKSVILLE, NC — U.S. troops operating in Afghanistan are getting a clearer view of Taliban and other enemy forces, thanks to the 22-meter aerostats produced by TCOM workers based in Elizabeth City. The Columbia-Md.-based maker of aerostats and airships is close to completing a contract for more than a dozen aerostats for the Defense Department […]

Butterfield: Clear Skies for Aviation

U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., said during a visit to Elizabeth City Thursday that the federal government is likely to continue investing in the area’s growing aviation sector. See more here

U.S. Army Revives Old Airship Concept for Modern Mission

…TCOM of Columbia, Md., is building the aerostats, the first of which will make its first flight in August up to about 2,952 feet (900 meters) above the ground at the company’s Elizabeth City, N.C., manufacturing facility… See more here