Latest news from Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International Magazine

Antonov soars with satellite shipment

Antonov Airlines has transported the GSAT-31 communication satellite for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on behalf of Flywell Aviation.

In coordination with Flywell Aviation, Antonov transported the 18-tonne satellite from Hindustan airport in Bangalore, India to Félix Eboué airport in French Guiana using one of its AN-124 aircraft.

Once the satellite was loaded in its specialised container, the consignment measured 7.8 m x 4.45 m x 4.03 m.

Michael Goodisman, business development director at Antonov Airlines, explained: “Together with Flywell Aviation, our engineers used data-loggers to record g-forces, pressures and temperatures so that ISRO could inspect the data post-flight and give a green light to launch the GSAT-31 satellite.”

This was the second satellite shipment that Antonov has completed on behalf of Flywell Aviation. The first satellite in the series, the GSAT-11, was transported by Antonov in October 2018; the final satellite will be delivered later this year.

www.antonov-airlines.com

www.flywell.com

Heavy Lift | News

FROM THE MAGAZINE: Pumping up power thumbnail image

FROM THE MAGAZINE: Pumping up power

August 19 - As nations reduce their reliance on fossil-fuelled power generation, hydropower projects – in particular pumped storage schemes – will play a key role in supplementing wind and solar energy developments.
Views: 310
Jan De Nul secures Kriegers Flak work thumbnail image

Jan De Nul secures Kriegers Flak work

August 16 - Jan De Nul Group will transport and install 72 Siemens wind turbine generators – with a capacity of 8.4 MW each – for the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in Denmark.
Views: 646
Pretty in pink for TGP thumbnail image

Pretty in pink for TGP

August 16 - Trans Global Projects Group (TGP) has delivered 62 modules to a mining site near Newman, Australia.
Views: 567

Heavy Lift Across The World

Discover heavy lift and project logistics industry news from around the world by region.