Charter broker positions freighters in the Philippines
The global aircraft charter specialist Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has positioned two freighters in the Philippines to help agencies deliver aid to the heart of the typhoon disaster zone more effectively. The two aircraft, an Ilyushin IL-76 and an Antonov AN-12 (in photo), are available for charter from Mactan-Cebu International Airport (CEB), Manila International Airport (MNL), and Tacloban airport (TAC).
The more remote airports in the Philippines are not able to support large, palletised freighters due to the lack of equipment. As such, the IL-76 and AN-12 are perfect to operate in the inaccessible regions with short and sometimes unpaved runways; these aircraft also boast self-load capabilities to facilitate a quick turnaround.
The AN-12 aircraft is capable to transport 15 to 17.8 t of cargo, while the IL-76 freighter can carry a maximum payload of 40 to 45 t.