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 transports mining equipment to Gabon for Bolloré Logistics


ANTONOV Airlines secures special permission to land in Gabon’s second city and transports two crushing machines only nine days after the project was agreed

LONDON, UK, TUESDAY 29TH JANUARY, 2019 – ANTONOV Airlines has completed a flight carrying mining equipment from East Midlands Airport (EMA) in the UK to Franceville Airport (MVB) in Gabon in nine days, facilitated by in-house ANTONOV Airlines loading technology.

In order to guarantee precision and efficiency, ground staff at EMA used ANTONOV Airline’s purpose-built ramp positioned at an angle of only three degrees to load two tracked crushing machines, and the entire process was completed using remote control.

“One of our AN-124-100 ‘Ruslan’ aircraft flew two 18m-long crushing machines to be used in mining operations in Gabon, on behalf of our long-standing customer, Bolloré Logistics,” said Paul Bingley, Commercial Manager of ANTONOV Airlines.

“The project turn-around was only nine days and in that timeframe, we managed to deliver a cost-effective solution by securing special permission for landing in Gabon’s second city, Franceville, which is 600km closer to the mine than the capital, Libreville.”

The total combined weight of the two machines was nearly 70 tonnes, and precision was vital during the loading process.

“We only required one flight for this project as the hold length of the AN-124-100 measures in at just over 36m, making it the perfect fit for two vehicles which are18.68m in length,” said Chris Grigentin, Bolloré Logistics, Director of Industrial Projects France.

“We partner regularly with ANTONOV Airlines whose aircraft provide more than sufficient space for carrying oversized equipment, and this is yet another job completed in excellent time.

“We look forward to working with ANTONOV on future projects.”

ANTONOV Airlines has worked with Bolloré Logistics on several outsize projects in the past and continues to closely cooperate in the air shipment of oversized and super heavy cargoes.

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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

About Bolloré Logistics

Bolloré Logistics, a brand of Bolloré Transport & Logistics, is a global leader in supply chain management ranking among the world’s top ten in transport and logistics with an integrated network of 616 offices in 106 countries.

Press contact: Adeline Durand – Communication Officer

Tel +33 1 46 96 17 21

Email: adeline.durand@bollore.com

www.bollore-logistics.com

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LONDON, UK, TUESDAY 29TH JANUARY, 2019 – ANTONOV Airlines has completed a flight carrying mining equipment from East Midlands Airport (EMA) in the UK to Franceville Airport (MVB) in Gabon in nine days, facilitated by in-house ANTONOV Airlines loading technology.

In order to guarantee precision and efficiency, ground staff at EMA used ANTONOV Airline’s purpose-built ramp positioned at an angle of only three degrees to load two tracked crushing machines, and the entire process was completed using remote control.

“One of our AN-124-100 ‘Ruslan’ aircraft flew two 18m-long crushing machines to be used in mining operations in Gabon, on behalf of our long-standing customer, Bolloré Logistics,” said Paul Bingley, Commercial Manager of ANTONOV Airlines.

“The project turn-around was only nine days and in that timeframe, we managed to deliver a cost-effective solution by securing special permission for landing in Gabon’s second city, Franceville, which is 600km closer to the mine than the capital, Libreville.”

The total combined weight of the two machines was nearly 70 tonnes, and precision was vital during the loading process.

“We only required one flight for this project as the hold length of the AN-124-100 measures in at just over 36m, making it the perfect fit for two vehicles which are18.68m in length,” said Chris Grigentin, Bolloré Logistics, Director of Industrial Projects France.

“We partner regularly with ANTONOV Airlines whose aircraft provide more than sufficient space for carrying oversized equipment, and this is yet another job completed in excellent time.

“We look forward to working with ANTONOV on future projects.”

ANTONOV Airlines has worked with Bolloré Logistics on several outsize projects in the past and continues to closely cooperate in the air shipment of oversized and super heavy cargoes.

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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

About Bolloré Logistics

Bolloré Logistics, a brand of Bolloré Transport & Logistics, is a global leader in supply chain management ranking among the world’s top ten in transport and logistics with an integrated network of 616 offices in 106 countries.

Press contact: Adeline Durand – Communication Officer

Tel +33 1 46 96 17 21

Email: adeline.durand@bollore.com

www.bollore-logistics.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.