Antonov USA lifts off with satellite

Antonov Airlines has transported a communications satellite from the USA to French Guiana, for aerospace and defence manufacturer Orbital ATK.

The Ukraine-headquartered airline, which recently opened its first US office in Houston, Texas, carried the 23-tonne Al Yah 3 satellite within a bespoke container measuring 11.4 m long, 4.6 m wide and 4.1 m high, onboard an AN-124-100 aircraft.

Amnon Ehrlich, director sales - North America, at Antonov Airlines, said: "Due to the size and weight of the cargo, we used a low-profile ramp system - specifically designed and manufactured by Antonov Company for the satellite and space transportation sector, to safely and efficiently load and offload the satellite."

As part of its ongoing global expansion, Antonov has also recently established an office in London, UK.

 

www.antonov.com

Heavy Lift | News

Mammoet moves for Bridgewater

August 14 - Mammoet has transported a 3,152-ton (3,150.9-tonne) heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) module from Coeymans, New York to PSEG Power Connecticut’s Bridgeport Harbor Station 5 project site.
Views: 70

Panalpina handles Cabinda cargoes

August 14 - Panalpina has coordinated the transport of specialised pipes for the oil and gas industry from Malabo in Equatorial Guinea to Cabinda, Angola.
Views: 79

Hallett handles Heathrow cargoes

August 13 - Hallett Silbermann has delivered two Liebherr HS 8130 HD crawler cranes, each weighing 85 tonnes, to London Heathrow Airport as part of the airport's integrated baggage system construction project.
Views: 167

Heavy Lift Across The World

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