Antonov Airlines Transport Giant Rotor
ANTONOV Airlines, the Ukrainian Heavy lift and Super Heavy Lift Company recently executed a power plant rotor transportation project from Genoa, Italy to Karachi, Pakistan, using one of their AN-124-100 aircraft.
The cargo consisting of the rotor and other auxiliary equipment weighed over 108 tonnes.
ANTONOV Airlines Commercial Manager, Martin Griffiths said, “Careful planning was necessary to guarantee the safe loading and unloading of the rotor, and this was only possible thanks to the seamless collaboration between ANTONOV Airlines, the historical Italian freight broker Compagnia Merci Aeree Srl (CMA), and the shipper, FRACHT IT.”
Mr. Griffiths continued, “Energy was among our stronger sectors in 2017, accounting for 11 percent of our total output.
“We saw a record 139 percent increase in tonnes-km of energy cargo carried, which also included four flights from Slovenia to Mexico providing more than 60 megawatts of power, and 41 flights from the USA to Puerto Rico, with over 80 percent of cargo carried being energy related.”
The company has recently upgraded two of their AN-124-100 aircraft enabling them to increase their carrying capacity to a maximum payload of 150 tonnes.
ANTONOV Airlines has seen an incredible increase in energy cargo carried with a rise of a record 139% for 2017.