Antonov Airlines

Antonov Airlines is a Ukrainian cargo airline that operates international charter services in the world of the oversized cargo market. They own the only completed Antonov An-225, the world’s largest operational cargo aircraft.

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ANTONOV Airlines carries satellite for Indian Space Research Organisation and Flywell Aviation


The successful delivery of the GSAT-31 satellite was the second in a contracted series of three flights being performed by ANTONOV Airlines

London, UK, Wednesday 20 February 2019 – ANTONOV Airlines has flown a communications satellite, the GSAT-31, for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Flywell Aviation, from HAL Bengaluru Airport, India (VOBG) to Cayenne Félix Eboué Airport, French Guiana (CAY).

ANTONOV Airlines coordinated closely with Flywell Aviation to meet all of ISRO’s requirements to transport the satellite that weighed a total of 18,000 kg including its specialised container, which measured L 7.80 m x W 4.54 m x H 4.03 m.

“We worked with the customer to ensure that this sensitive equipment was loaded and transported safely,” said Michael Goodisman, Business Development Director, ANTONOV Airlines.

“The ANTONOV crew maintained acceptable temperatures and pressures while the aircraft was airborne, as well as during refuelling stops.

“Together with Flywell Aviation, our engineers used data-loggers to record g-forces, pressures, and temperatures so that ISRO could inspect the data post-flight and give a green light to launch the GSAT-31 satellite.”

An ANTONOV AN-124-100 transported the satellite, completing the second in a series of three flights that Flywell Aviation has contracted ANTONOV Airlines to operate, on behalf of ISRO.

“ANTONOV Airlines worked closely with us to ensure all necessary precautions were in place for the movement of this sensitive satellite cargo, and we are very satisfied with the service level provided,” said Anil Bal, Managing Director of Flywell Aviation.

The GSAT-31 was launched earlier this month from the Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana on an Ariane 5 ECA launch vehicle.

The first satellite in the series, the GSAT-11, was transported by ANTONOV Airlines on the same route in October 2018, and the final satellite is set to be delivered later this year.

ANTONOV Airlines also provides specialised support for aerospace cargo from its office in Houston, USA, last month flying a satellite from Moffett Federal Airfield, USA (NUQ) to CAY for twinned launch with the GSAT-31.

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About ANTONOV Airlines

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

More than 29 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.

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 UK office of ANTONOV Airlines is based at Diamond Hangar, London Stansted Airport.

The USA office of ANTONOV Airlines is based at Houston, Texas.

Western Associates, Inc., Air Cargo Partners Worldwide (ACP), and Flywell Aviation are ANTONOV Airlines’ General Sales Agents (GSA) for Japan, Australia, and India respectively.

To find out more, visit www.antonov-airlines.com

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London, UK, Wednesday 20 February 2019 – ANTONOV Airlines has flown a communications satellite, the GSAT-31, for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Flywell Aviation, from HAL Bengaluru Airport, India (VOBG) to Cayenne Félix Eboué Airport, French Guiana (CAY).

ANTONOV Airlines coordinated closely with Flywell Aviation to meet all of ISRO’s requirements to transport the satellite that weighed a total of 18,000 kg including its specialised container, which measured L 7.80 m x W 4.54 m x H 4.03 m.

“We worked with the customer to ensure that this sensitive equipment was loaded and transported safely,” said Michael Goodisman, Business Development Director, ANTONOV Airlines.

“The ANTONOV crew maintained acceptable temperatures and pressures while the aircraft was airborne, as well as during refuelling stops.

“Together with Flywell Aviation, our engineers used data-loggers to record g-forces, pressures, and temperatures so that ISRO could inspect the data post-flight and give a green light to launch the GSAT-31 satellite.”

An ANTONOV AN-124-100 transported the satellite, completing the second in a series of three flights that Flywell Aviation has contracted ANTONOV Airlines to operate, on behalf of ISRO.

“ANTONOV Airlines worked closely with us to ensure all necessary precautions were in place for the movement of this sensitive satellite cargo, and we are very satisfied with the service level provided,” said Anil Bal, Managing Director of Flywell Aviation.

The GSAT-31 was launched earlier this month from the Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana on an Ariane 5 ECA launch vehicle.

The first satellite in the series, the GSAT-11, was transported by ANTONOV Airlines on the same route in October 2018, and the final satellite is set to be delivered later this year.

ANTONOV Airlines also provides specialised support for aerospace cargo from its office in Houston, USA, last month flying a satellite from Moffett Federal Airfield, USA (NUQ) to CAY for twinned launch with the GSAT-31.

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About ANTONOV Airlines

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

More than 29 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.

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 UK office of ANTONOV Airlines is based at Diamond Hangar, London Stansted Airport.

The USA office of ANTONOV Airlines is based at Houston, Texas.

Western Associates, Inc., Air Cargo Partners Worldwide (ACP), and Flywell Aviation are ANTONOV Airlines’ General Sales Agents (GSA) for Japan, Australia, and India respectively.

To find out more, visit www.antonov-airlines.com

ANTONOV Airlines specialises in the transport of outsized and project cargo worldwide using its fleet of seven AN-124s 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 28 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 ANTONOV Company, headquartered in Kyiv, Ukraine, and a Ukrainian state-owned enterprise, which designs, develops, produces, and maintains the AN aircraft. The UK Office of ANTONOV Airlines is based at Diamond Hangar, London Stansted Airport.