Flying three fire trucks on one AN-124
Antonov Airlines has safely transported three Rosenbauer Panther 6x6 fire trucks, weighing 21 t each, on a single AN-124-100M-150 flight from the Middle East to Central Asia. The carrier's team managed to find a solution within a week to get the trucks to destination after a change in circumstances meant short-notice airfreight was the only way to deliver the cargo safely and on time to an otherwise difficult to reach final destination.
Antonov flew the aircraft from its home airport in Kyiv, Ukraine. After arriving at the destination, the fire trucks were unloaded, and cargo for a separate project was loaded, optimising the aircraft's routing and capacity.
Recently, Antonov Airlines transported five Black Hawk helicopters (35 t in total) from Poland to the Philippines on one of its seven AN-124-100. (ah)