Entries by TCOM

Big tactical aerostat flies for first time

…The event centered on the helium inflation of the world’s first 74 meter aerostat. Aerostat serial 0001 lifted off the ground for the first time March 9 at the TCOM manufacturing and flight test facilities in Elizabeth City, N.C.

New manufacturing facility in Elizabeth City

TCOM L.P., an international supplier of airships and lighter-than-air vehicles, broke ground Feb. 21 on the construction of a new 40,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Elizabeth City. See more here.

TCOM at Singapore Airshow 2008

TCOM will once again be exhibiting at the Singapore Airshow 2008. This is our tenth consecutive show of exhibiting at this important conference. The show will be held February 19 through 24 at the Changi Exhibition Centre. Come by U.S. Pavilion Booth Q-83 for the latest information on TCOM and our aerostats. TCOM will be […]

One North Carolina Fund Grant Helps TCOM Expand Near Elizabeth City

Governor Mike Easley today announced that TCOM L.P., a supplier of airships and lighter-than-air vehicles, will expand its facility in Pasquotank County, creating 101 jobs and investing $3 million during the next three years. The announcement was made possible in part by a $70,000 One North Carolina Fund grant.

Return of the Navy Blimps?

In the aftermath of World War 2, blimps and airships found themselves gradually phased out of the US military. That didn’t really begin to change until the 21st century See more here.