Antonov Airlines

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

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ANTONOV AIRLINES TRANSPORTS TURKISH COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE FOR LAUNCH BY SPACEX


Antonov Airlines is a world leader in moving space components by air and has completed up to three satellite-related cargo shipments each month for the last few months

Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday 6th January 2022: Antonov Airlines in cooperation with Bollore Logistics Space has transported Turkey’s new telecommunication satellite Turksat 5B on board one of its AN-124-100 aircraft from Toulouse, France, to Florida, USA, later launched by the US aerospace company SpaceX.

The cargo weighed a total of 60 tonnes including a special container measuring 14.69 m in length, 5.45 m in width, and 4.36 m in height, designed by Airbus Defence and Space specifically for moving these types of satellites on AN-124-100 aircraft.

“The expertise of the Antonov Airlines technical crew and engineers guarantees the smooth and efficient transport of this delicate and unique cargo,” said Sergii Bilozerov, Commercial Executive, Antonov Airlines.

“An external crane in conjunction with the onboard crane and winch of the AN-124-100 was used to load and unload the container, as well as special loading equipment designed and manufactured by Antonov’s in-house engineers.”

SpaceX launched the Turksat 5B satellite on 18th December from Cape Canaveral, USA on behalf of the nation of Turkey and it will be the most powerful satellite in use by Turkey that will increase communications band capacity and will serve Turkey and neighbouring countries for 35 years.

Antonov Airlines is a division of Antonov Company, headquartered in Kyiv, Ukraine, and a Ukrainian state-owned enterprise that operates an extensive fleet of cargo aircraft including seven AN-124-100 “Ruslan” aircraft, two with a payload of up to 150 tonnes, and the unique 250-tonne payload AN-225 “Mriya”, which is the largest aircraft in the world.

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, two of them 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@antonovairlines.aero.


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ANTONOV AIRLINES TRANSPORTS TURKISH COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE FOR LAUNCH BY SPACEX

Antonov Airlines is a world leader in moving space components by air and has completed up to three satellite-related cargo shipments each month for the last few months

Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday 6th January 2022: Antonov Airlines in cooperation with Bollore Logistics Space has transported Turkey’s new telecommunication satellite Turksat 5B on board one of its AN-124-100 aircraft from Toulouse, France, to Florida, USA, later launched by the US aerospace company SpaceX.

The cargo weighed a total of 60 tonnes including a special container measuring 14.69 m in length, 5.45 m in width, and 4.36 m in height, designed by Airbus Defence and Space specifically for moving these types of satellites on AN-124-100 aircraft.

“The expertise of the Antonov Airlines technical crew and engineers guarantees the smooth and efficient transport of this delicate and unique cargo,” said Sergii Bilozerov, Commercial Executive, Antonov Airlines.

“An external crane in conjunction with the onboard crane and winch of the AN-124-100 was used to load and unload the container, as well as special loading equipment designed and manufactured by Antonov’s in-house engineers.”

SpaceX launched the Turksat 5B satellite on 18th December from Cape Canaveral, USA on behalf of the nation of Turkey and it will be the most powerful satellite in use by Turkey that will increase communications band capacity and will serve Turkey and neighbouring countries for 35 years.

Antonov Airlines is a division of Antonov Company, headquartered in Kyiv, Ukraine, and a Ukrainian state-owned enterprise that operates an extensive fleet of cargo aircraft including seven AN-124-100 “Ruslan” aircraft, two with a payload of up to 150 tonnes, and the unique 250-tonne payload AN-225 “Mriya”, which is the largest aircraft in the world.

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, two of them 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@antonovairlines.aero.