Antonov flies its largest single piece of cargo
17 / 04 / 2023
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.