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 SAFELY TRANSPORTS URGENT CARGO OF MINING EQUIPMENT FROM AUSTRALIA TO BRAZIL


Chapman Freeborn chartered three AN-124 flights to move the 370-tonne consignment of new equipment parts in time to keep mining operations going

Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday 24th March 2021Antonov Airlines has safely moved 370 tonnes of new machinery parts on three AN-124 flights to a mine in Brazil from Australia in time to keep work at the plant going.

Antonov’s loadplanning engineers designed tailored frames to carry two of the pieces of equipment. The cargo was loaded and unloaded using Antonov’s in-house engineering solutions for the oversized project cargoes.

The flights, chartered by Chapman Freeborn, made a number of technical stops because of the total weight of the cargo, as well as COVID-19 restrictions for crew rest at the airports on the route.

Rapid COVID-19 tests were conducted during each 14-hour rest window prior to the next leg of the flight being cleared.

Antonov completed the flights to deadline for the new parts to be delivered in time for the mining machinery to be updated so that the plant could continue to run efficiently and safely.

Cargo included a giant drill shaft and a transport cradle, which was required for upgrading machinery at the final destination with minimal down-time affecting operations.

“The timeline was challenging – initially our flight plan was six days in total, however we needed to change this to nine days after assessing the load,” said Chapman Freeborn Cargo Broker, Ana Bocchini.

“In the end it came together with some meticulous planning and by changing some legs of the journey to avoid delays and closed runways.”

Volodymyr Goncharov, Commercial Executive at Antonov Airlines said; “This was a challenging project, which we had to complete to a tight deadline.

“Using three AN-124 aircraft to airlift these special project cargoes allowed us to perform the programme of round-the-world flights successfully.

“The flights were a success thanks to well coordinated efforts and good communication between the teams at Antonov Airlines and Chapman Freeborn.”

About Antonov Airlines

Antonov Airlines specialises in the transportation 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.

Antonov Airlines is member of leading international project cargo specialist group The Heavy Lift Group.

Antonov Airlines’ headquarters is at 1, Akademika Tupoleva Str., Kyiv. Its Ukrainian sales team is on hand to receive outsize cargo charter enquiries and can be contacted collectively at the following e-mail address – sales@antonov-airlines.aero.


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ANTONOV AIRLINES SAFELY TRANSPORTS URGENT CARGO OF MINING EQUIPMENT FROM AUSTRALIA TO BRAZIL

Chapman Freeborn chartered three AN-124 flights to move the 370-tonne consignment of new equipment parts in time to keep mining operations going

Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday 24th March 2021: Antonov Airlines has safely moved 370 tonnes of new machinery parts on three AN-124 flights to a mine in Brazil from Australia in time to keep work at the plant going.

Antonov’s loadplanning engineers designed tailored frames to carry two of the pieces of equipment. The cargo was loaded and unloaded using Antonov’s in-house engineering solutions for the oversized project cargoes.

The flights, chartered by Chapman Freeborn, made a number of technical stops because of the total weight of the cargo, as well as COVID-19 restrictions for crew rest at the airports on the route.

Rapid COVID-19 tests were conducted during each 14-hour rest window prior to the next leg of the flight being cleared.

Antonov completed the flights to deadline for the new parts to be delivered in time for the mining machinery to be updated so that the plant could continue to run efficiently and safely.

Cargo included a giant drill shaft and a transport cradle, which was required for upgrading machinery at the final destination with minimal down-time affecting operations.

“The timeline was challenging – initially our flight plan was six days in total, however we needed to change this to nine days after assessing the load,” said Chapman Freeborn Cargo Broker, Ana Bocchini.

“In the end it came together with some meticulous planning and by changing some legs of the journey to avoid delays and closed runways.”

Volodymyr Goncharov, Commercial Executive at Antonov Airlines said; “This was a challenging project, which we had to complete to a tight deadline.

“Using three AN-124 aircraft to airlift these special project cargoes allowed us to perform the programme of round-the-world flights successfully.

“The flights were a success thanks to well coordinated efforts and good communication between the teams at Antonov Airlines and Chapman Freeborn.”

About Antonov Airlines

Antonov Airlines specialises in the transportation 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.

Antonov Airlines is member of leading international project cargo specialist group The Heavy Lift Group.

Antonov Airlines’ headquarters is at 1, Akademika Tupoleva Str., Kyiv. Its Ukrainian sales team is on hand to receive outsize cargo charter enquiries and can be contacted collectively at the following e-mail address – sales@antonov-airlines.aero.