Geodis Wilson breaks record for longest cargo moved

USING an Antonov AN-225, the biggest aircraft in the world, Geodis Wilson has transported two wind-turbine blades for LM Wind Power. At 42.1 metres long the blades are the longest cargo pieces that were ever flown by an aircraft.

LM Wind Power supplies rotors to wind turbine manufacturers worldwide. The two transported blades were prototypes for a new type of wind turbine.

The move included inland transportation from the LM Wind Power manufacturing plant in Tianjin to Tianjin Airport (China), careful loading onto the An-225, customs clearance, supervision of unloading and final delivery from the Skrydstrup Vojens Danish Military Airport, the only Danish airport capable of handling the move.

Philippe Somers, senior vice-president of Geodis Wilson Industrial Projects said: “The fact that we have an established network presence in both China and Denmark, along with a dedicated air charter division, on-site expertise and technical support in this sector, certainly helped us to successfully manage this move for and together with LM Wind Power and Antonov Airlines.”

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