Friday, June 21, 2024
ACS powers African Union summit in Niamey

ACS powers African Union summit in Niamey

Air Charter Service has moved almost 400 tonnes of components to finish a power plant in Niger in time for the African Union summit in Niamey.

Four Antonov AN-124s were used for the job, which required moving 10 40-foot containers, each weighing 35 tonnes and an extra 40 tonnes of cargo from France.

Alex Busila, cargo director of ACS France says: “The only aircraft capable of carrying three 40-foot containers of these weights in one go is the AN-124, so it was the natural choice for the flights. The tenth container was accompanied by another 40 tonnes of supplementary outsized cargo necessary for the construction.”

He says the charters flew out of France and were spaced one week apart, starting in mid-May and finishing in mid-June.

Newsletter

Stay informed. Stay ahead. To get the latest air cargo news and industry trends delivered directly to your inbox, sign up now!

related articles

American Airlines awards WFS cargo handling contract in Europe to mark Copenhagen launch

Sri Lankan Airlines appoints NAS as GSA in the UK

KlasJet expands partnership with EL AL