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The FLYSHIP 80 is a new and highly-innovative mean of transport for passenger traffic between the city centres, the harbours of coast cities, semi-enclosed seas and big inland waters. For the first time, a flying ship is available using the ecologically and economically likewise interesting ground effect and allowing hundred millions of passengers to travel faster, more comfortable and more cost-efficient. Reason: the FLYSHIP 80 closes the gap in global passenger traffic between the slow ship and the fast airplane. FLYSHIP 80 can use existing infrastructure facilities in the harbours easily; additional investments are not necessary. The FLYSHIP 80 requires only a quay with a gangway or a pontoon for embarking and disembarking. Airports and streets are unburdened as well as energy is saved, because the transportation with ground effect is clearly more efficient than with all other high speed carriers. The inventors and pioneers Alexander Lippisch and Hanno Fischer developed for the first time a total concept with which a "flying ship" is able to lift off from water and reach ground effect without the use of heavy and extensive electronics. Even bigger aircraft with much weight on board (for example large passenger numbers) can overpower the resistance of the water easily and can make the transition into the comfortable ground effect flight position, without an essentially higher engine performance than necessary for the actual ground effect flight. The lift off aid developed by Fischer Flugmechanik for the generation Hoverwing is an air cushion which is created by a part of the propeller stream under the hull between the two catamaran floats of the vessel, while a front and a stern skirt similar to those used in a hovercraft seals forward and aft. After lift off, the skirts automatically fold back. Through this principle, also the dangerous "pitch movement" can be avoided after the start. Hoverwing 2VT (FLYSHIP - 80 in the scale 1:3,35) during the first flight on the lake Baldeneysee. The two-seater prototype exists since 1996. The test craft of Hoverwing 2VT operated over 3.000 kilometres until now and proved efficiency of the concept covered by a multiplicity of measurements. For the first time, a ground effect vehicle for passenger transportation was licensed under the construction inspection of Germanischer Lloyd with the following class sign +100 A0 WIG A , WH 0,5/1,5 EXP . At the same time, the serial of the Airfish technology finished for the Airfish 8 with this admission. The FLYSHIP 80 can be used in all ports around the world to clearly ease connections between 150 km until 800 km for passengers. With travel speeds of 210 km per hour, it means travel times between 45 minutes and four hours. The route potential is enormous, whether within the Baltic Sea, the North Sea, in wide regions of the Mediterranean, between Spanish, French coasts and the Balearic, between the Greek islands, between Adriatic and Croatia, in the Caribbean, in the Red Sea or between the Maldives - for passengers enormous advantages open up because they don't need time-consuming driving to airports located outside the cities. They just board in the heart of the coast cities, the harbours. Some examples for itineraries from the Mediterranean area: Spain: Barcelona - Palma de Mallorca, France: Monaco-Cannes-St Tropez -Toulon, Greece: Piraeus-Heraklion. These are only some examples from an area in which approximately 150 million passengers per year travel between the coast cities by ferry. World-wide, this number climbs up to over 1,3 billion customers, an enormous potential from which the FLYSHIP 80 can use a not insignificant magnitude for itself long-term.