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 SATELLITE FOR KÜBLER PROJECT SPEDITION GMBH ON BEHALF OF OHB SYSTEM AG


The total payload was 70 tonnes, and included ground support equipment as well as Antonov Airlines’ specialised loading system

London, UK, Monday, 5th August 2019 – Antonov Airlines has flown a satellite in partnership with Kübler Spedition GMBH, from Munich Airport (MUC), Germany, to Cayenne Félix Eboué Airport (CAY), on behalf of German satellite manufacturer OHB System AG.

An AN-124-100 variant from the airline’s fleet was used to transport the satellite and related equipment, with a total payload of 70 tonnes.

In addition to the satellite inside its own climate-controlled transport container, ground support equipment for preparing the satellite for launch, and Antonov Airlines’ specialised loading equipment were also transported.

“Transporting this kind of sensitive aerospace equipment has a range of challenging and specialised requirements, and our engineers worked in partnership with Kübler Spedition and OHB to provide a seamless transition of cargo from the test facilities near Munich, to aircraft, to launch site,” said Martin Banns, Commercial Manager, Antonov Airlines, UK office.

“Having met with our customer during the planning stages of this transport, we developed a full understanding of their requirements and provided solutions that suited their specific needs.”

During the flight, Antonov data logger sensors were used to monitor pressure, temperature and humidity in the satellite container.

An Antonov technician downloaded this data immediately on arrival at both intermediate and final destination stops, to provide real time data back to Kübler and OHB.

“As soon as we had any questions, we immediately got answers from Antonov Airlines,” said Thomas Hoffmann, Business Development and Worldwide Logistics Coordinator, Kübler Spedition.

“The flight crew and loadmaster were all very helpful and they knew exactly what to do to get the job done in excellent time, and I look forward to working with Antonov Airlines on future projects.”

The satellite, called EDRS-C, is set for launch into geostationary orbit on 6th August 2019, and will receive observation data from low Earth orbiting satellites in the European Space Agency’s (ESA)’s network, and relay it to ground stations.

EDRS-C, will become the second node of the Space Data Highway (EDRS) that is being realised in a public-private partnership between Airbus Defence and Space and ESA.

Earlier this year Antonov Airlines transported the second in a series of three satellites for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), and a third is scheduled later in 2019.

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 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 antonov.com and antonov-airlines.com


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ANTONOV AIRLINES TRANSPORTS SATELLITE FOR KÜBLER PROJECT SPEDITION GMBH ON BEHALF OF OHB SYSTEM AG

The total payload was 70 tonnes, and included ground support equipment as well as Antonov Airlines specialised loading system

London, UK, [Monday, 5th August 2019] – Antonov Airlines has flown a satellite in partnership with Kübler Spedition, from Munich Airport (MUC), Germany, to Cayenne Félix Eboué Airport (CAY), on behalf of German satellite manufacturer OHB System AG.

An AN-124-100 variant from the airline’s fleet was used to transport the satellite and related equipment, with a total payload of 70 tonnes.

In addition to the satellite inside its own climate-controlled transport container, ground support equipment for preparing the satellite for launch, and Antonov Airlines’ specialised loading equipment were also transported.

“Transporting this kind of sensitive aerospace equipment has a range of challenging and specialised requirements, and our engineers worked in partnership with Kübler Spedition and OHB to provide a seamless transition of cargo from the test facilities near Munich, to aircraft, to launch site,” said Martin Banns, Commercial Manager, Antonov Airlines, UK office.

“Having met with our customer during the planning stages of this transport, we developed a full understanding of their requirements and provided solutions that suited their specific needs.”

During the flight, Antonov data logger sensors were used to monitor pressure, temperature and humidity in the satellite container.

An Antonov technician downloaded this data immediately on arrival at both intermediate and final destination stops, to provide real time data back to Kübler and OHB.

“As soon as we had any questions, we immediately got answers from Antonov Airlines,” said Thomas Hofmann, Business Development and Worldwide Logistics Coordinator, Kübler Spedition.

“The flight crew and loadmaster were all very helpful and they knew exactly what to do to get the job done in excellent time, and I look forward to working with Antonov Airlines on future projects.”

The satellite, called EDRS-C, is set for launch into geostationary orbit on 6th August 2019, and will receive observation data from low Earth orbiting satellites in the ESA’s network, and relay it to ground stations.

EDRS-C, will become the second node of the Space Data Highway (EDRS) that is being realised in a public-private partnership between Airbus Defence and Space and ESA.

Earlier this year Antonov Airlines transported the second in a series of three satellites for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), with a third scheduled later in 2019.

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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 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 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 antonov.com and antonov-airlines.com