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Air freight peak season: it’s not all up in the air

Air freight peak season: it’s not all up in the air

Blog posts   •   Aug 20, 2018 17:27 GMT

The air freight peak season is around the corner and everyone is getting ready, but capacity alone will not save the day this year, smooth operations on the ground will be equally important.

Trouble in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

Trouble in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

Blog posts   •   Dec 22, 2016 11:00 GMT

With the 76 ton subsea tree successfully loaded and secured in the hold beneath him, loadmaster Yrii Rudko’s job was done for now. Sitting in the cabin at the back of the An-124, seat belt fastened, he could feel how 400 tons of mighty flying equipment and cargo accelerated down runway 34 at Senai International Airport in Malaysia. This is part III of Panalpina's "Christmas tree" story.

“This is the kind of mission where transport engineers can excel”

“This is the kind of mission where transport engineers can excel”

Blog posts   •   Dec 21, 2016 07:00 GMT

It was a move to remember for life. Willi Tobler, Panalpina’s global head of transport engineering for Energy and Project Solutions talks in more detail about the challenges he and his team faced when a 76 ton subsea tree for an oil and gas customer had to be loaded onto an Antonov-124 in Malaysia. The tree’s final destination was on the seabed of a gas field located off the coast of Trinidad.

“Difficult, but still possible”

“Difficult, but still possible”

Blog posts   •   Dec 20, 2016 07:00 GMT

On the fourth loading attempt everything finally came into place and gone were the worry lines in the faces of everyone involved: The Christmas tree for the Caribbean was correctly positioned inside the aircraft. It had been inched past the most critical section right under the cockpit of the An-124, where the maximum vertical clearance is 4400 mm. Every single one of these millimeters was needed.

The keys to success

The keys to success

Blog posts   •   Oct 13, 2014 13:00 GMT

Huntsville International Airport. 7:38 PM. The rotor blades of a Robinson R44 spin into action, slicing the air in the dusk, as pilot Brian Coshatt is given clearance for take-off. On board: an urgent shipment for a car factory.