Two AeroTrucks can assemble a drilling rig in a week, delivering enlarged structural parts (up to 50 tons or more) and mounting them like flying cranes.
The cost of complete construction, the entire life cycle of supply, provision, as well as subsequent dismantling and return delivery to the base or to another drilling site is lower, much lower, several times lower or an order of magnitude lower (depending on conditions) than with traditional methods with the construction of temporary ice or dirt roads.
At such operations, the cost of AT returns in two to three years (estimated). The profit margin is very high. The winners are all contractors and customers. But, of course, the project investors will receive the entire bulk of the profits.
Shipborne drilling without roads
Super hybrid AeroTrucks can drill themselves without landing, but it is more profitable to unload the rigs and then return for them.
Exploratory drilling is carried out by conventional methods and mechanisms. AeroTrucks only provides an unprecedented opportunity for the delivery of medium-heavy drilling exploration equipment to any place at any time, regardless of the season and geography.Couplings of AeroTrucks provide delivery of heavy drilling exploration equipment.Perform such operations can only super hybrid airships. No hybrid or classic airships, helicopters, airplanes can do this.
Supply without season (ice) or any low traffic roads
The map shows one of Canada’s well-known ice roads. It operates in January - February and provides significant traffic.For AeroTrucks, the best competitive method is to offer delivery of any (including very heavy and oversized) cargo to points along the route throughout the year. Refusing such a proposal is not beneficial for many objective reasons. As a result, by January a small total volume of cargo will remain undelivered.And the ice road will be building unprofitable, since it is cheaper to deliver the rest of the cargo by Aerotrucks.
Long distance one modal very hight weight delivery
Hydro turbines / transforms / gas or weapon turbines delivery.The map shows competing options for the delivery of heavy main equipment for hydroelectric power plants located far from the equipment manufacturer in a hard-to-reach place where there are no roads.Both delivery options, by water and by air, have their advantages and disadvantages. Air delivery is single-mode and all-season. Delivery by water is more profitable only when it is cheaper than air delivery.
Freight AeroTrucks AT-120-25 with controlled ballast are capable of delivering cargo and people to Antarctic stations year-round. To optimize delivery, they should be refuelled at the bases of the Antarctic Peninsula.
Antarctica dome height
Central Antarctica has a height above sea level of significantly more than 2000 m. This makes it necessary to use more high-altitude AeroTrucks options with a reduced carrying capacity.
Winds of Antarctica
A feature of Antarctica are its extreme winds. This can make it difficult or impossible to land. However, you can consider dumping cargo exhaust parachutes at the minimum height of flight.