Antonov Airlines transports Apache Helicopters on behalf of Boeing

By Rachelle Harry

An Apache AH-64 Attack Helicopter is loaded onto an AN-124-100, which can carry up to 5 units

Antonov Airlines has successfully transported four Apache AH-64E Attack helicopters from Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport in Arizona, US, to Hindan Airforce Base in Uttar Pradesh , India.

An Antonov Airlines AN-124-100, which has capacity to accommodate up to five helic Apache helicopters, transported the aircraft, which collectively have a total payload of 39 tonnes, including their dismantled rotor blades.

Jon Roland, program manager at Boeing, commented: “The Antonov Airlines team was responsive and willing to support deadlines while applying for the complex overflight permits required for military cargo.”

Amnon Ehrlich, commercial director, Antonov Airlines US, added: “We worked out how to best use the available space during loading to safely transport the cargo.

“We also took into consideration the high summer temperatures in Arizona while planning the move. The loading started in the early hours to avoid the high temperatures. Following a night-time departure, the mission was completed 24 hours later.”

Boeing has also contracted Antonov Airlines for further Apache helicopter shipments later this year.

Share this story

Related Topics

Latest airlines news

CLIVE: Airfreight industry is slowly getting back on its feet

By Rachelle Harry

Airfreight market analyst CLIVE Data Services has said the industry is “slowly getting back up on its feet” after reporting…

Read More

Share this story

EL AL provides update on cargo operations

El Al Israel Airlines has given an update on its cargo schedule. The carrier advised that is operating cargo flights…

Read More

Share this story

Emirates SkyCargo marks 30 years of operations in Singapore

By Rachelle Harry

Emirates SkyCargo is celebrating 30 years of operations in Singapore. During this time it has facilitated trade and supported business…

Read More

Share this story