Antonov Airlines transports three fire trucks from the Middle East to Central Asia

Source: Antonov Airlines

Antonov Airlines has transported three fire trucks on a single flight from the Middle East to Central Asia.

The carrier flew one of its AN-124-100M-150 aircraft from its Ukraine base to the Middle East to pick up the three Rosenbauer Panther 6×6 fire trucks.

Each fire truck weighed 21 tonnes and measured 12 m in length.

The carrier then delivered the vehicles to Central Asia and picked up cargo for a separate project.

Antonov Airlines said it carried out the operation at short notice.

Ivan Bozhko, commercial executive at Antonov Airlines, commented: “When Rosenbauer came back to us and described the developments that affected the movement of its fire trucks, Antonov Airlines was able to connect this cargo with flight schedules already operating in the region to provide a cost-effective and time-sensitive solution that met Rosenbauer’s demands.” 

Philip Karl, key account manager at Rosenbauer International, added: “Once again we had the pleasure of working hand in hand with Antonov Airlines to airlift our fire trucks to an otherwise difficult to reach final destination.”

Recently, Antonov Airlines transported five Black Hawk helicopters from Poland to the Philippines on one of its seven AN-124-100s.

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