Urgent Freight Flown from Sweden to Togo by Antonov Airlines' AN-124-100 – Heavy Lift News
18 Nov 2021

Urgent Freight Flown from Sweden to Togo by Antonov Airlines’ AN-124-100

The world leader in air heavylift of oversized cargo, Antonov Airlines, has safely transported a 40t cargo, including control and battery rooms for power supply, for BOLLORE Transport Logistics. The control unit measuring 13 m long, 3.96 m wide, and 3.93 m high was transported by the Ukraine-headquartered carrier from Stockholm, Sweden, to Lomé, Togo. The cargo was urgently required to ensure there was no interruption to energy supply at an oil-producing plant.

“Antonov used a ramp system designed by our in-house engineering team in combination with an internal crane and onboard winches to safely load and unload the cargo,” said Olha Danylova, Commercial Executive, Antonov Airlines. “The cargo was perfectly suited to travel on one of our AN-124-100 aircraft, which has a 120-metric-tonne capacity and is well equipped to move outsized cargo.”

Andriy Blagovisniy, Commercial Director, Antonov Airlines, added: “This flight is memorable as Captain Serhii Tarasiuk led the team on his final mission for the carrier before retirement. “Serhii celebrated his 65th birthday and marked his retirement with a successful flight conducted safely and on time, as always. “We thank Captain Serhii Tarasiuk for his 42 years of loyal service to ANTONOV Company and wish him well for his retirement.”

Antonov Airlines has a fleet of seven AN-124-100 “Ruslan” aircraft, two of them with a payload of up to 150t.

Antonov Airlines specialises in the transportation of outsized and project cargo worldwide using its fleet of seven AN-124-100 “Ruslan” aircraft, two of them with up to 150 tonnes payload, its 60t payload AN-22, and its unique 250t payload AN-225 “Mriya”, which is the largest aircraft in the world, as well as smaller AN-74 and AN-26 aircraft.

More than 30 years after launching as the first company to offer the AN-124-100 commercially, Antonov Airlines continues to deliver air cargo solutions across the aerospace, defence, energy, humanitarian, industrial, automotive, and oil and gas sectors. The Airline is member of leading international project cargo specialist group The Heavy Lift Group.

Antonov Airlines is a division of Antonov Company, headquartered in Kyiv, Ukraine, and a Ukrainian state-owned enterprise, which designs, develops, produces, and maintains the AN aircraft.

The flight crew with Captain Serhii Tarasiuk (fourth from the left) on his last flight for Antonov Airlines before retirement.


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