ABL CHARTER 2 FULL AN-124 AIRCRAFTS FOR CRITICAL DELIVERY (26 October 2020)
ABL DISSACO RECENTLY COMPLETED A COMPLEX SHIPMENT INVOLVING THE CHARTERING OF 2 FULL AN-124 RUSLAN AIRCRAFTS FOR THE DELIVERY OF CRITICALLY URGENT BOILER EQUIPMENT FROM KOREA TO THE US
The cargo had been made available just before the “Golden Week” in Asia & initial plans for packaging were made to suit shipment by 3 full AN-124 chartered freighters.
With a concern of cost-optimalisation & in joint communication with air-carriers’ loadmaster & tech-crews, cargo was repacked, suitably for airfreight in order to save 1 AN-124 plane
By reworking the packaging suitably for airfreight, the total numbers of crates could be reduced in such way to finally fit 2 chartered AN-124 aircrafts. 2 smaller crates were flown separately.
The cargo for the AN-124 planes was delivered in 2 lots from the Korean manufacturers premises, were it had been packed, to Incheon (ICN) airport & was successfully loaded in direct transshipment on board of the 2 aircrafts.
The 2 Antonov aircrafts were flying at a 2 day interval from Incheon International Airport of Seoul to Chicago ORD via Anchorage (ANC) for crew-rest / fuel-stop.
Once landed in O’Hare (ORD) the aircrafts were discharged in direct mode & cargo was delivered to the site, some 60miles from the airport.
Notwithstanding the extensive upfront preparatory work involving the suitable crating of the cargo (considering the max capacities of plane, the CoG & max gross weights of the cargo for stability in air & max capacity of the internal crane of the plane), the cargo was delivered door/door in less than 4ea days’ time.
ABL DISSACO would like to thank respectfully all their partners involved in the delivery of this critically urgent cargo.
The teams in Korea, in the US & last but not least the very experienced air crew on both planes contributed fully to the successful delivery of the cargo.