ANTONOV Airlines has transported a power plant rotor from Genoa, Italy to Karachi, Pakistan on board one of its seven AN-124-100 aircraft.
The cargo, which included the rotor and associated equipment, weighed a total of 108 tonnes.
“Careful planning was necessary to guarantee the safe loading and unloading of the rotor, and this was only possible thanks to the seamless collaboration between ANTONOV Airlines, the historical Italian freight broker Compagnia Merci Aeree Srl (CMA), and the shipper, FRACHT IT,” said Martin Griffiths, Commercial Manager, ANTONOV Airlines.
“We saw a record 139 per cent increase in tonnes-km of energy cargo carried, which also included four flights from Slovenia to Mexico providing more than 60 megawatts of power, and 41 flights from the USA to Puerto Rico, with over 80 per cent of cargo carried being energy related.”
ANTONOV Airlines has upgraded two of its AN-124-100 aircraft, allowing them to operate at their designed maximum payload of 150 tonnes.