Volga-Dnepr flies a100-ton compressor from Zurich to Abu Dhabi
Volga-Dnepr Airlines has recently transported a large custom-built compressor from Zurich, Switzerland to Abu Dhabi, UAE on its Antonov 124-150 aircraft.
The outsized and super-heavy cargoes air transport specialist organised the delivery in partnership with GEODIS, the group’s long-standing customer.
The single piece, measuring 15.65 x 4.40 x 3.85 m and weighing 100 tons, was one of the largest out-of-gauge shipments ever carried aboard An-124-150.
The preparation covered all the steps and details involving project teams from the shipper, consignee, forwarder and operator and ticking off key milestones, ending with a site visit to ensure all open points and modifications were executed.
Each step was coordinated by Volga-Dnepr operational base in Dubai, with load planners and commercial team being always here to support and advise.
Artemiy Ivanovskiy, regional manager IMEA, Volga-Dnepr noted that the project faced strict delivery deadlines from the onset which brought along many challenges from production, assembly, operations handling and other facets.