Antonov AN-124 and Ilyushin IL-76 chartered to transport turbine for urgent repairs
Chapman Freeborn and EMO Trans Global Logistics have successfully arranged the charter of an Antonov AN-124 and an Ilyushin IL-76 to fly a large 28 ton payload from Jamaica to the USA and back.
The freighter aircraft were utilized in a joint operation to move an outsized rotor turbine from Montego Bay, Jamaica to a repair facility close to Chicago, IL. After the successful repairs were made the turbine was flown back from Houston, TX to Montego Bay.
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These cargo charter flights were critical to support regional power requirements as the rotor turbine supported the sole transmitter and distributor of electricity at a local power station.
Ruslan International and Volga Dnepr Airlines responded quickly to support this mission and immediately dispatched their AN-124 and IL-76 aircraft, respectively.
The outsized cargo was loaded through the nose of the AN-124 aircraft with the assistance of a mobile crane, special loading ramp and onboard winches.
For the return charter on the IL-76, the cargo was placed on wooden pallets and loaded on board the aircraft using a mobile crane and trailer.
Read more on this cargo charter story here.
As we blogged last week, our US charter team will be at Air Cargo Americas 2013 which is held at Miami Airport Convention Center, November 6-8.
You can visit us at Booth 811. Alternatively, if you would like to schedule a meeting in advance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org