Welcome to the 86th issue of Airport Industry Review.

In our cover story, we take a look at the return of a familiar form of aircraft - the Airship. French startup Flying Whales is hedging its bets that the rigid airship is the answer to eco-friendly cargo movement.

Elsewhere, we look at the booming use of private jets since the pandemic, and their environmental impact; as well as speaking to Bitlux about using blockchain to disrupt chartering. We also hear from Shell Aviation about its new blockchain-powered digital book-and-claim solutions for scaling sustainable aviation fuel.

As well as all of this, we profile the tech onboard VoltAero’s Cassio electric-hybrid aircraft, look at the problems caused by over-tourism, and ponder the future of the first class birth for airlines.

For this, and much more, read on. And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @Airport_Mag as well.

Peter Nilson, editor