2 PRINCIPLEAero.30NG : a big tethered gas balloon which remains permanently inflated with helium. A cable connects the balloon to the ground and a hydroelectric winch controls the whole system. It can carries 30 passengers at 150 metres (500 feet) or 300 metres (1 000 feet) on option.Aerophare: an air filled captive balloon within a 54 metres (180 feet) tower of rounded tubes in the shape of a rising helix allowing 12 passengers to go up to 40 metres high (130 feet) with three complete rotation for every ascent. The elevation system is composed of three independent devices.
3 SIZE The Aerophare is 54 metres (180 feet) tall. The Aero.30NG on ground is 32 metres (105 feet) tall. The envelope is 22 metres (72 feet) in diameter.The Aerophare is 54 metres (180 feet) tall.The envelope is 9,5 metres (32 feet) in diameter.
4 The Aerophare needs a clear area of 11 metres (36 feet) in diameter. SITE REQUIREMENTSThe Aero.30NG needs a clear area of 22 metres (75 feet) in diameter and 8 anchoring points at 30 metres (100 feet) from the center.The Aerophare needs a clear area of 11 metres (36 feet) in diameter.
5 ADVERTISINGThe Aero.30NG is illuminated and can have full coverage or 3 banners of 10 m x 15 m (33 feet x 50 feet)The Aerophare is illuminated and can have a full coverage (2 800 sq ft) or 3 banners of 8 m x 4.50 m (26 feet x 15 feet)
6 WEATHER IMPACT Aero30NG can fly up to 35 km/h wind gust Between 35 % to 55 % of opening hours in Western EuropeAerophare can fly up to 70 km/h wind gustAround 90% of opening hours in Western Europe
7 SIMPLIFIED BUSINESS PLAN Aero.30NGCost of operation : staff minimum (1 pilot & 1 operator on ground), helium, insuranceInvestment depreciated on 15 years with 1 new envelope after 7 yearsTo be made during 45 % of the opening timeMaximum number of passenger per hour:188 (25 every 8 minutes)AerophareCost of operation : staff minimum 1 operator on ground, insuranceInvestment depreciated on 15 yearsTo be made during 90 % of the opening timeMaximum number of passenger per hour: 180 (12 every 4 minutes)Ticket price of Aerophare could be 4 times less expensive than Aero.30NG.Average ticket for Aero.30NG: 12 € / Average ticket for Aerophare: 3 €
8 CONTACT ********* AEROPHILE S.A. Aero30NG in Orange County Great Park (Irvine, California)Aerophare in Evry2 (91, France)*********AEROPHILE S.A.106 avenue Félix Faure - F PARISTél.: +33 (0) – Fax: +33 (0)-