Latest news from Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International Magazine

Heavy Lift Across the World

Volga-Dnepr in helicopter shipments

Volga-Dnepr Airlines, on behalf of Swiss freight forwarder Panalpina, has delivered two helicopters from the UK to Melbourne, Australia for Babcock International.

In addition to the delivery of two AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters to Melbourne, Volga-Dnepr transported two Sikorsky S-92 helicopters from Darwin to Aberdeen in Scotland.

For the project, the helicopters were loaded on board an AN-124-100 aircraft, which, according to Volga-Dnepr, is capable of transporting up to 12 helicopters in its cargo hold depending on their size and weight.

Glasgow Prestwick Airport was chosen as the UK point of departure for the AW139 helicopters, as well as for the arrival of the S-92’s.

In the first stage of the project, the two 5.5-ton (5-tonne), 16.7 m-long AW139 helicopters were delivered by road from Aberdeen to Prestwick. The rotors were removed and the helicopter body was wrapped for transit. They were then loaded onto the aircraft using the AN-124’s ramp.

After unloading in Melbourne the AN-124 departed to Darwin, where the two 7-ton (6.4-tonne) S-92 helicopters were ready for loading ahead of their journey to Aberdeen. All dismounted parts were delivered together with the helicopters.

www.volga-dnepr.com

www.panalpina.com

www.babcockinternational.com

Heavy Lift | News

Egbert joins at Weserport thumbnail image

Egbert joins at Weserport

April 19 - Rudolf Egbert has been appointed to the management of Bremen-based terminal operator Weserport.
Views: 671
Tyne moves Bedford lifeboat thumbnail image

Tyne moves Bedford lifeboat

April 18 - After almost two years in covered storage, the historic Bedford lifeboat has been relocated from the port of Tyne to the North East Maritime Trust’s yard in the UK, ahead of a restoration project.
Views: 504
Panalpina improves profitability thumbnail image

Panalpina improves profitability

April 18 - In the first three months of 2019, Panalpina boosted its profitability by 15 percent compared to the same period of last year.
Views: 667

Heavy Lift Across The World

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