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European Facility For Airborne Research May 29, 2022, 11:24

Aircraft: Zeppelin LZ N07-100

Zeppelin LZ N07-100
Aircraft acronym Zeppelin LZ N07-100 Registration number D-LZZF
Operator Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik GmbH Transnational Access status Closed to TA
Manufacturer ZLT Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik LZ N07-100 Engine category Propeller
Aircraft type Research / Commercial Categories Atmospheric boundary layer, Land/Sea surface properties, Troposphere


  • Length: 75.0 m
  • Height: 17.5 m
  • Wingspan: 19.7 m
Airplane dimensions 75.0 m 17.5 m 19.7 m

Flying performances

Min speed 0 m/s
Max speed 32 m/s
Usual speed during measurements 15 m/s
Usual speed during transit flights 18 m/s
Ascent rate 6 m/s
Min altitude
  • Above sea: 500 ft
  • Above ground: 500 ft
Max ceiling 10 000 ft
Usual ceiling during measurements 1 500 ft
Ceiling limitations

Data - Sheet EASA (TCDS EASA.AS.001)
Payload determined
Min. altitude: Lower with local authorities permission, down to 250ft demonstrated

Empty weight 6 400 kg
Max take-off weight n/c
Max payload 2 000 kg
Max scientific payload 1 900 kg (X-coordinate of 2nd point)
Usual scientific payload during measurements n/c
Scientific payload for max endurance 1 250 kg (X-coordinate of 1st point)
Aircraft autonomy

Max endurance at min scientific payload and max fuel 23 h (Y-coordinate of 1st point)
Endurance at max scientific payload 2 h (Y-coordinate of 2nd point)

Max range 1 100 km (at min scientific payload and max fuel)
Conditions for max range

2 000ft GND - FL60, 35kts, no wind

Range at max scientific payload 100 km
Usual range during measurement flight None km

Weather conditions limitations

VFR day and night, non-icing, wind limits

Take-off runway length 0 m

3 x Textron Lycoming IO-360 piston engines, 147kW each


Glass Cockpit with dual PFD/MFD (Garmin G500H), electronic standby instrument (L3 ESI-2000), dual AV/COM (Garmin GTN650), 3rd COM for ground communications

Crew and scientists on board

Crew (pilots + operators)

1 - 2 pilots (single pilot operation certified)

Seats available for scientists

1 - 13 (dependent on scientific payload)


Length 6.5m between doors, 11.5m total incl. cockpit m
Width 1.67 m
Height 1.8-1.67 m

Two main doors: W1.0 m x H1.675 m, Located front-right and back-left
Floor hatch 0.485m x 0.69m, located mid-cabin

Cabin pressurized


More information

No Air Conditioning, Heater available, On-board toilet
Typical scientific mission layout: 2 pilots, 5 scientific operators, 2 racks, 1 toilet

Aircraft modifications

Nose boom

3,5 m length in front of airship gondola nose, made of CFRP for carrying measuring probes


2 window ports open during flight, oval shaped 0.67m x 0.33m


Floor hatch 0.485m x 0.69m, accessible while airborne

Hard points

Platform on top of airship max. 450kg payload
Cabin nose max. 165kg (replacing nose boom)
On cabin floor hatch: 250kg and more
On Airship Nose 65kg
Hooks on engine nacelles
Hooks on airship envelope


Possible though floor hatch and door ports

Additionnal systems


Acquisition systems

ARINC and aircraft bus data, GPS, inertial and attitude

Electrical power

Aircraft total electrical power (kW)

Electrical power (kW) and voltages (V) available for scientists

Approx. 5kW at 28VDC standard
Optional up to additional 8kVA at 28VDC
230V AC power available on request

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