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Hydro Lance Float Pontoons Convert a 'Retired' Jet-Aircraft into a Very High-Speed, Glass Smooth, Ocean-Going Passenger Ferry - Economically
120+ Knot Hydro Lance 'Flightless Float Plane'
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Shown to the left is a Boeing 727- 200 conversion illustration to a high speed marine passenger ferry utilizing the HARTH technology for high speed pontoons.
The New 'Flightless Float Plane'
the Hydro Lance HARTH technology to advanced float pontoons, the company is able
to convert the growing inventories of grounded commercial jet airplanes
into ocean-going high-speed passenger ferries.
Such conversions would be economic as the prime power, cockpit
(bridge), controls, seating and light cargo capacities are already
inherent with the aircraft, and the purchase availability of such
aircraft is approximately $1 million each.
While initial A&E costs increase the price of the first
conversion to approximately $6 million, subsequent conversions would
nearly be half that amount. Our
plan is to begin with a stretch Boeing 727.
While the seating is for over 150 passengers, incremental capital
would allow adding a main marine deck raising capacity to 700 passengers
with speeds over 120 mph in a Sea Force 6 or 7.
Operational costs are initially calculated to approximately 15
cents per passenger mile. Once
in operation, payback is less than 120 days, with ticketing prices
substantially lower than airline travel.
Such economic advantages are the result of lower drag resulting
with utilizing of the HARTH pontoon technology.
initial plan is for the company to design, build and operate these
vessels, possibly followed in joint venture with, or acquisition of a
major carrier for operations. Other
advantages include the extended reach of ferry routes, uninterrupted
schedules of typical weather and sea states, the optional use of new
green power systems, passenger comfort (no sea-sickness) and an ability
to design for alternate green fuels such as vegetable oil, carbide
(acetylene – OPUS system), and hydrogen fuel cells.
Other HARTH applications (see the website) translate to a new
high growth industry with many different platform classes, profit
centers, new jobs and finally IPO’s to capitalize duplication and
with the first entry of a stretch 727 conversion, we are seeking a
investment of 3.75 Million Dollars to complete that first phase.
After reviewing the above information and this web site, that
this is something of interest to your organization, please feel free to
contact me directly, or Robert Price, R&D, Hydro Lance Corporation (
), or Lowell (Deake) Hargrave, CEO at
Hydro Lance Engineering, Inc. (HLE)
Walter R. Reed - 1-858-380-9527
Hydro Lance Corporation (HLC)
Lowell 'Deake' Hargrave - 1-818-818-0664
New HARTH Flight Pontoons
Shown is a Boeing Model 727 jet aircraft recently retired. Originally costing tens of millions of Dollars each, these salvage aircraft are now available for 10-20 cents on the Dollar (US).
Shown is a small section of one desert grave yard section for the early retirement of many serviceable commercial jet aircraft.
Shown to the left is a Boeing 727-200 aircraft conversion utilizing HARTH design float pontoons for high speeds and ultra stability in high seas.
The final product of the Hydro Lance 'Flightless Float Plane' is shown in motion off shore, having a cruising speed of up to 160 Knots. The HARTH technology assures that there is no sea sickness on board.
Adding the HARTH Float Pontoons To the Boeing 727-200
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