Antonov Airlines and partners fly satellite

Antonov Airlines has flown a satellite in partnership with Kübler Spedition GmbH, from Munich Airport (MUC), Germany, to Cayenne Félix Eboué Airport (CAY), on behalf of German satellite manufacturer OHB System AG.

Antonov Airlines and partners fly satellite

An AN-124-100 variant from the airline’s fleet was used to transport the satellite and related equipment, with a total payload of 70 tonnes.

In addition to the satellite inside its own climate-controlled transport container, ground support equipment for preparing the satellite for launch, and Antonov Airlines’ specialised loading equipment were also transported.

Transporting this kind of sensitive aerospace equipment has a range of challenging and specialised requirements, and our engineers worked in partnership with Kübler Spedition and OHB to provide a seamless transition of cargo from the test facilities near Munich, to aircraft, to launch site,” said Martin Banns, Commercial Manager, Antonov Airlines, UK office.

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