Antonov flies a compressor from the US to Australia
Ukrainian company Antonov Airlines, has joined forces with Air Charter Service to move oversized cargo onboard one of its AN-124-100 aircraft. Over a four-day journey, the cargo, an oversized compressor, was moved from San Bernardino in the United States to Avalon, Australia.
The total weight of the cargo was 67 tons including additional equipment and compressor weighted 35,5 tons, 11,33 m length and 3,63 m height. The size of the cargo determined the AN-124-100 aircraft type is the only option for transporting the unit by air.
For loading and unloading the turbine compressor on the stand the special ramp system for tall cargoes was used designed by in-house Antonov`s engineers, as well as onboard winch. The external cranes for cargoes up to 100 tons were provided by Air Charter Service at both airports.
Air Charter Service handles delivery to Winchelsea
After successful delivery to the Avalon airport Air Charter Service took care of transporting the cargo to Winchelsea, Victoria where the solar compressor and additional equipment will be using at the gas compressor expansion plant.
“One of the airports on the route was extremely loaded to provide us a technical stop, therefore we had to find another one urgently. Taking into consideration the strict deadline on arriving to the destination, both teams showed the flexibility and rapidly arranged the alternative route. Thanks to well-coordinated work we completed the project in time,” added Olha Danylova, Commercial Executive, Antonov Airlines.
“We are delighted to work with ANTONOVntonov Airlines on this crucial project for the energy sector, as the global experts for the heavy lift cargo transporting. It was pleasure to work with Antonov`s team, their expertise and professionalism ensured the on-time delivery and a satisfied client,” said Jack Emanuel, Assistant Manager – Cargo.