Straighline Aviation is setting up a hybrid airship hub in Kenai, Alaska due to its partnership with PRL Logistics, Inc. The airbase sits across Cook Inlet from the Alaska Range and Illiamna Lake area where multiple coal, copper, silver, zinc and gold mines are being developed.
Hybrid Airship Hangar
A specialised 15 acre hangar is being built for the storage and maintenance of the hybrid airship. This will ensure that there is private and secure access avaliable at all times to the teams. This remote location also offers full utilities and communications for the operations being organised and operated. There is also close proximity to a priority access airstrip for the hybrid airship and its operations.
Office and Warehouse Space on a Logistics Campus
To accommodate daily management of airship operations a 3,000 square foot command center office and
warehouse/shop building located near the Hangar Parcel and Airstrip. The warehouse portion
includes two large 16’ bay doors accessing the main warehouse location (approx. 2,500 sq. ft.); plus a 535 square feet of office/command center space.
Boat Launch Facility
The facility also has a commercially sized fixed dock facility dock for small to medium vessels coming out of the mouth of the Kenai River, Cook Inlet, and beyond. it also has a newly constructed reinforced concrete boat launch and a floating dock with a 100+ ft face; all with electricity and LED commercial lighting. The floating dock is fully functional in minus conditions and seasonal high tides and gives the ability to hide out from the weather and being able to load and unload in a protected fashion
The marine operations and shore-based services provide vessel mooring, resupply logistics, fueling arrangements, and vessel storage with access from the lower Kenai River in Tidewater to Cook Inlet.
Alaska is an aviation state, but commuter jets and Bush planes aren’t always up to the task of transportation. Don’t be cut off from potential by a lack of developed road, port or airstrip facilities. With a helipad onsite, The Cannery Lodge puts you in the pilot seat. Zip to the airport, commute to a platform across Cook Inlet, access remote project sites and maneuver gear and equipment anywhere you need it, from mountaintops to miles-from-anywhere tundra.
With the recent completion of a heliport on the property,
The Federal Aviation Association has inspected the pad, classified as a private heliport facility. PRL Logistics went the extra mile with features that exceed FAA standards for helicopter operations. The 100-by-100-foot pad is heated, painted and lighted and has a nearby pilothouse equipped with radio communication and high speed internet. Additionally, Kenai Municipal Airport is a short 10-minute drive from the campus. The Kenai’s south beach area now has an emergency access point to provide quick medical transport.