Antonov Airlines moves trains in a single flight

Antonov Airlines has completed a unique cargo delivery of two Max Bögl TSB maglev trains from Munich, Germany to their customer Chengdu Xinzhu Road & Bridge Machinery Co. Ltd., Chengdu, China in cooperation with KN Airlift GmbH company.

The trains, which each weighed 36 tonnes and measured 12.6 m x 2.8 m x 3.7 m, were flown in AN-124-100 aircraft.


Timo Kaden, sales and operations manager, KN Airlift GmbH, commented: ” This exciting project was based on a long term perfect teamwork from all involved parties. We highly appreciate the professional performance from our valued partner Antonov Airlines.”


Andriy Blagovisniy, commercial director, Antonov Airlines, added: “For Antonov Airlines this project was both challenging and interesting at the same time. Its realization required careful preparation and performance of the flight strictly in accordance with the confirmed schedule. This air shipment became especially unusual during the world COVID-19 pandemic times. We thank our customer KN Airlift for their continued trust and effective cooperation.” 

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