24 September, 2022

Antonov Airlines AN-124-100-150M transports gas turbine to UK.

Photo Antonov Airlines
Antonov Airlines transported a gas turbine rotor from Abu Dhabi to the United Kingdom. The short-notice airfreight was required to secure much-needed power generation capacity in readiness for winter.

An external crane in conjunction with the onboard crane and winch of the AN-124-100-150M was used to load and unload the rotor in special frame, as well as loading equipment designed and manufactured by Antonov’s in-house engineers.

Antonov Airlines specializes in the transportation of outsized and project cargo worldwide using its fleet of seven AN-124-100s, two of them with up to 150 tonnes payload, its 60-tonne payload AN-22, and its unique 250-tonne payload AN-225, which is the largest aircraft in the world.

More than 30 years after launching as the first company to offer the AN-124 commercially, Antonov Airlines continues to deliver air cargo solutions across the aerospace, defence, energy, humanitarian, industrial, automotive, and oil and gas sectors.

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