Antonov flies its largest single piece of cargo

Source: Antonov Airlines

Antonov Airlines has transported a power supply skid on board one of its AN-124 aircraft – the largest single piece of cargo transported by the airline.

The power supply skid was flown from Tekirdag, Turkey to Hamburg, Germany on board of one of the airline’s AN-124-100-150 aircraft in conjunction with project management firm Rolf Riedl.

The prefabricated Siemens Energy sub-station used as a power distribution centre was required for Germany’s first LNG terminal to provide energy to German homes.

The “E-house” was transported in the container measuring 19 m in length, 4.2 m in width  and 4 m in height.

To load the oversized container a loading ramp developed by the in-house Antonov team was used in conjunction with external cranes.

Andrii Nazarenko, flight manager, Antonov Airlines, said: “The major task was a precise installation of low-profile loading ramp required especially for this mission. Thanks to a professional approach, the Antonov team ensured safe loading and unloading at airports under the supervision of a Siemens Energy representative.”

The floating LNG terminal is scheduled to go into operation in Elbe port.

Source: Antonov Airlines

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector.After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015.Contact me on [email protected]