March 2015

After a rigorous vetting process Boling Air Media achieves the first ever operational permit from the US Department of Transportation authorizing a foreign Thermal Airship to commercially operate in the United States. This included an exhaustive safety approval from the FAA and an economic authority assertion from the Department of Commerce and the US State Department.

 The operating permit makes Airship Alex the only thermal airship in the United States to legally engage in commercial aerial advertising over California and a wide area of the Western US. Additional states and territories are available with proper notice to the FAA as needed.