June 16 - Ruslan International has transported oversize oil and gas equipment from Milan, Italy to Qingdao in China onboard an AN-124-100 freighter aircraft.

The flight was operated on behalf of Dutch freight forwarder MP Holland, which had been contracted to move over 100 tonnes of oil and gas equipment for Penglai Jutal Offshore Engineering Heavy Industries.

The consignment included two 31.2-tonne crates, which required the use of external cranes to load the cargo onboard the AN-124.

"Cargoes of this size require specialist aircraft - only the AN-124-100 is capable of moving such vast loads," said Alexander Gerasimov, sales executive at Ruslan.