H2 Clipper, Inc. Chief Executive Officer Bob Colucci, a 1987 Financial Management graduate of Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), and the Founder of the company, Rinaldo Brutoco, recently engaged NPS faculty and researchers in a dialogue to cultivate student theses topics of interest in the field of hydrogen-powered, long-range dirigibles. Read More
The H2 Clipper is a revolutionary transportation system that will redeﬁne air travel for cargo and passengers in the twenty-ﬁrst century. It is a radical rethinking of a lighter-than-air, hydrogen-buoyed, hydrogen-powered dirigible, which uses no fossil fuels and has a host of commercial and humanitarian applications.
We designed the H2 Clipper with state-of-the-art, patented technologies in aeronautics, materials fabrication, mass production and other disciplines. The internal structure is modular, we can build sizes ranging from 200 to 1,000 feet in length and up to 300 feet in diameter.
The external skin is made of Kevlar impregnated with Teﬂon, to provide adequate lift for high-speed ﬂight with impressive snow and ice shedding ability. For thrust, the H2 Clipper uses rotating high-bypass turbofan engines that burn hydrogen in gaseous form. Computerized controls monitor and operate all of the H2 Clipper’s navigation, propulsion, mid-air collision, and buoyancy systems.
The H2 Clipper is a comprehensively patented, multi-use, high-speed, high-altitude dirigible that operates using only clean hydrogen for a “free” lift to altitude using 100% renewable energy.