Antonov Airlines employed eight sub-contractors to complete the project that involved two An-124-100 flights. Road transportation from the vendor, cranes for loading and unloading, delivery to YPN’s remote facility in Pilbara, as well as documentation preparation and processing were all required to successfully, transport two 21-metre drying drums that each weighed 57 tonnes.
“With strict performance obligations, we provided the door-to-door delivery service smoothly and on time thanks to the close collaboration between the Antonov team and our partner, YPN, together with the valued sub-contractors appointed for varying roles,” said Graham Witton, Managing Director, Antonov Airlines’ UK office.
“Executing a shipment like this one requires extensive planning, as we not only had to secure the flight permits, but we also had to organise road permits and transport as well as crane loading and unloading of the dryers from truck to aircraft and vice versa at the destination. Antonov Airlines UK office was instrumental in arranging the ancillary services and it shows that Antonov Airlines is able to respond as comprehensively as necessary beyond the role of charter flight mission when our customers call us to go that one, or in this case eight steps further.”