Wednesday, June 19, 2024
US grants Antonov exemption for charter services

US grants Antonov exemption for charter services

The US Department of Transportation has granted Ukrainian operator Antonov Company (Antonov Airlines) broad air charter exemptions for flights to and from the US.

These exemptions follow the US-Ukraine Open Skies agreement which became effective earlier this year. The US DOT has also tentatively granted Antonov Company a foreign air carrier permit.

The Antonov Company no longer needs obtain US DOT statements of authorisation, following non-objections from US operators, but normal US Customs notifications and approvals are required for flights.

Antonov Airlines specialises in air transportations of oversized and superheavy cargoes worldwide. Antonov became the first airline in the world that started operation of the AN-124 aircraft type on the commercial market.

The company’s main fleet consist of seven AN-124-100 Ruslan, one AN-225 Mriya and one AN-22 Antei aircraft.

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James Graham

James Graham is an award-winning transport media journalist with a long background in the commercial freight sector, including commercial aviation and the aviation supply chain. He was the initial Air Cargo Week journalist and retuned later for a stint as editor. He continues his association as editor of the monthly supplements. He has reported for the newspaper from global locations as well as the UK.

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