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Lift-off for Antonov Airlines

[ February 20, 2017   //   ]

Antonov Airlines used machinery it designed itself to speed loading of its first charter consignment from its new UK headquarters at London Stansted Airport – a British-manufactured helicopter almost 4.4 metres highen route to south-east Asia on one of its seven AN-124-100 freighters.

It was loaded at the Diamond Hangar at London Stansted Airport, the new UK home of ANTONOV Airlines.

Commercial manager, Paul Bingley, said: “It is a wonderful coincidence that one of the UK office’s first operations should take place on its doorstep.”

Antonov Airlines was the first to offer the 150-tonne payload AN-124 commercially more than 28 years ago. The airline also operates the world’s largest aircraft, the 250-tonne payload AN-225 and a 60-tonne payload AN-22.

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