MK makes urgent oil pipe flight

MK Airlines and Kent International Airport, demonstrated their ability to handle outsized freight on a recent charter operation to Saudi Arabia.

Russell Capper from Aviation Consultants, who managed the charter, worked closely with MK’s chief loadmaster Mark Stewart, to plan the loading of 200 urgent oil pipes measuring 12 m in length and weighing 80,000 kg. The pipes were loaded on an MK B747-200F aircraft, packed in purpose made cradles and built on seven 20 ft pallets.

Stuart Dalton, cargo coordinator at KIA, controlled the supply of ground equipment and ensured he safe loading of the pipes.

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