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 employed eight sub-contractors to complete the project that involved two An-124-100 flights.

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Antonov Airlines transports Material Processing Equipment to Australia door-to-door


Antonov Airlines flew two pieces of mining equipment in two separate flights, providing door-to-door delivery from factory to end-user, for chemical company Yara

London, UK, Tuesday 12th November 2019 – Antonov Airlines has completed door-to-door delivery of two rotary drying drums, from Paris-Vatry Airport, France (XCR) to Port Hedland International Airport, Australia (PHE), on behalf of Australian chemical company, Yara Pilbara Nitrates (YPN).

Antonov Airlines employed eight sub-contractors to complete the door-to-door project that involved two An-124-100 flights.

“We provided the door-to-door delivery service smoothly and on time  thanks to the close collaboration between the Antonov team and our partner, YPN, together with the sub-contractors appointed for varying roles,” said Graham Witton, Managing Director, Antonov Airlines’ UK office.

“Executing a shipment like this one requires extensive planning, as we not only had to secure the flight permits, but we also had to organise road permits and transport, as well as crane loading and unloading from truck to aircraft and vice versa at the destination.”

“Antonov Airlines UK office was instrumental in arranging the ancillary services and it shows that Antonov Airlines is able to respond as comprehensively as necessary beyond the role of charter flight mission when our customers call us to go that one, or in this case eight steps further.”

Road transportation from the vendor, cranes for loading and unloading, delivery to YPN’s remote facility in Pilbara, as well as documentation preparation and processing were all required to successfully transport two 21-metre drying drums each weighing 57 tonnes.

“The Antonov Airlines team were very professional in managing the transfer of the two equipment items from France through to our remote site in the Pilbara region of north western Australia,” said Stewart Thatcher, Project Director at Yara Pilbara Nitrates.

“The transportation went very smoothly, and this critical equipment was delivered safely and on time to allow handover to our construction contractor as planned.”

The drying drums were transported in tailor-made wooden saddles designed by the Antonov engineering team in order to secure the cargo and prevent abrasive damage to the equipment during the flights.

The rotary drums were transported from factory to end user, and Antonov Airlines’ custom loading ramp was used to load and offload them from the aircraft.

The rotary drying drums will be used to manufacture ammonium nitrate to supply to the mining industry.

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 30 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 in Endeavour House, 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.

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Antonov Airlines transports Material Processing Equipment to Australia door-to-door

London, UK, Tuesday 12th November 2019 – Antonov Airlines has completed door-to-door delivery of two rotary drying drums, from Paris-Vatry Airport, France (XCR) to Port Hedland International Airport, Australia (PHE), on behalf of Australian chemical company, Yara Pilbara Nitrates (YPN).

Antonov Airlines employed eight sub-contractors to complete the door-to-door project that involved two An-124-100 flights.

“We provided the door-to-door delivery service smoothly and on time  thanks to the close collaboration between the Antonov team and our partner, YPN, together with the sub-contractors appointed for varying roles,” said Graham Witton, Managing Director, Antonov Airlines’ UK office.

“Executing a shipment like this one requires extensive planning, as we not only had to secure the flight permits, but we also had to organise road permits and transport, as well as crane loading and unloading from truck to aircraft and vice versa at the destination.”

“Antonov Airlines UK office was instrumental in arranging the ancillary services and it shows that Antonov Airlines is able to respond as comprehensively as necessary beyond the role of charter flight mission when our customers call us to go that one, or in this case eight steps further.”

Road transportation from the vendor, cranes for loading and unloading, delivery to YPN’s remote facility in Pilbara, as well as documentation preparation and processing were all required to successfully transport two 21-metre drying drums each weighing 57 tonnes.

“The Antonov Airlines team were very professional in managing the transfer of the two equipment items from France through to our remote site in the Pilbara region of north western Australia,” said Stewart Thatcher, Project Director at Yara Pilbara Nitrates.

“The transportation went very smoothly, and this critical equipment was delivered safely and on time to allow handover to our construction contractor as planned.”

The drying drums were transported in tailor-made wooden saddles designed by the Antonov engineering team in order to secure the cargo and prevent abrasive damage to the equipment during the flights.

The rotary drums were transported from factory to end user, and Antonov Airlines’ custom loading ramp was used to load and offload them from the aircraft.

The rotary drying drums will be used to manufacture ammonium nitrate to supply to the mining industry.

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 30 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 in Endeavour House, 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 antonov.com and antonov-airlines.com