AN-22 returns to commercial market
With two flights on the Madrid-Baghdad-Madrid route performed for DSV Spain, the logistics operator of the Spanish ministry of defence, Antonov Airlines' AN-22 "Antei" is back in the commercial market of outsized air transportations after scheduled maintenance.
Owing to the height of the "Antei"'s cargo compartment measuring 4.4 m, the transportation of two helicopters and spare parts did not require the dismantling of the helicopters' rotors. Thus, the cargo was prepared in a shorter time, allowing the delivered helicopters to enter service faster.
Coordination and supervision of all flights were undertaken by Cargoplanet Spain, the representative of Antonov Airlines for this kind of operations in Spain. Staff of Cargoplanet and DSV travelled on board the AN-22 to assure a smooth operation. (ah)