The cargo, a British-manufactured helicopter measuring almost 4.4 metres high, travelled from the UK to Southeast Asia on one of the airline’s seven AN-124–100 freighters.
It was loaded at the Diamond Hanger at London Stansted Airport, the new UK home of ANTONOV Airlines.
“It is a wonderful coincidence that one of the UK office’s first operations should take place on its doorstep,” said Paul Bingley, Commercial Manager, Antonov Airlines, who organised the charter.
“Such close proximity allowed us, not only to successfully test our specially-designed loading equipment, but also to work much more closely with our customer. “You could say we arrived in the right place at the right time.”