The largest aircraft in the world - Antonov-225 Mryia – transported the 117 ton generator from the Czech Republic to Australia. "The excitement was great, there were high expectations," says Ron Koehler, CEO of Schenker Australia Pty Ltd, "to organize air freight in an Antonov 225 is an absolute highlight. The cooperation between our experts in Adelaide and Perth with Czech colleagues went smoothly. We are really proud of this order of our clients here in Australia."
The company Karpeles Flight Services, a specialist of DB Logistics subsidiary DB Schenker for the chartering of aircrafts is responsible for the organization of the trip around the world.
The transport of the generator started on May 10 in the city of Pilsen (Czech Republic), from where it was brought overnight by a special multiple-axles truck to Prague.
At the airport of the Czech capital the generator was loaded into the AN 225 (275 ft. long, 59 ft. high). The generator (28 ft. long, 11 ft. wide, 10 ft. high) was covered with a special canvas welded at more than 30 fixation points in the Antonov.
Stopovers on the 8,500 miles long trip were scheduled in Turkmenbashi (Turkmenistan), Hyderabad (India) and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)). DB Schenker also arranged for the land transport to the Australian client, an alumina refinery in Collie, a four-hour drive from Perth.
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