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Flying boats

[ March 4, 2013   //   ]

Two 14-ton, 13 metre long cutter vessels took to the air from Aquaba in Jordan to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, onboard one of Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ AN-124-100 freighters.

Volga-Dnepr has extensive experience of transporting boats and submersibles around the world, including yachts, submarines and patrol boats, which often often require detailed planning, engineering and f special handling and loading equipment. In this case, the boats were too big for standard loading cranes so Volga-Dnepr’s load planning experts used a rail system to safely place the Amie and Bridie boats into the aircraft’s cargo hold.
Each boat weighed 14 tons and was more than 13 metres long and four metres high.
The flight to Tanzania was on behalf of the global air charter specialists, Chapman Freeborn.

The cutter loading

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