AN124 is the only option for turbine move


Ukraine’s Antonov Airlines and broker Air Charter Service have moved an oversized solar turbine from San Bernandino, US to Avalon, Australia on board an AN-124-100 aircraft. Due to the size of the cargo – 67 tons, 11.3 metres long and m length and 3.63m high – the AN-124-100 aircraft type was the only option for transporting the unit by air. For loading and unloading the turbine on the stand the special ramp system for tall cargoes was used designed by Antonov’s in-house engineers. The external cranes for cargoes up to 100 tons were provided by Air Charter Service at both airports. 

After successful delivery to the Avalon airport Air Charter Service took care of transporting the cargo to Winchelsea, Victoria where the solar turbine and additional equipment will be using at the gas compressor expansion plant.