The AN-22 Antei is now available on the commercial market following scheduled maintenance
Within a period between the 27th and 31st of October 2019, an AN-22 Antei of Antonov Airlines successfully performed two flights on the Madrid-Baghdad-Madrid route. All flights were performed for DSV Spain – the logistics operator of the Spanish MoD carrying helicopters and spare parts.
Owing to the height of the Antei’s cargo compartment measuring 4.4 metres, the transportation did not require the dismantling of the helicopters’ rotors. In such a way, 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 ADB for these kind of logistics operations in Spain.
Staff of Cargoplanet and DSV travelled with the cargo on board the AN-22 to and from Baghdad to assure a smooth operation.