Antonov Airlines Transports Three High-Tech Racing Yachts

posted on 2nd November 2020 by Eddie Saunders
Antonov Airlines Transports Three High-Tech Racing Yachts

ANTONOV Airlines has completed the transportation of three high tech “flying” racing yachts from Italy, the UK, and the USA, to Auckland, New Zealand in preparation for the 2021 America’s Cup race.

ANTONOV’s in-house engineering team worked to ensure the safe loading of the 22.8-metre-long, 4.9-metre-wide AC75 class yachts on board its seven AN-124-100 Ruslan fleet.

The total weight of each consignment, including the yachts and support equipment, came to 20 metric tonnes.

“Our engineers worked closely with the teams that organised the air shipment of these unique yachts to develop a safe loading and stowage system for the long journeys to New Zealand,” said Andriy Blagovisniy, Commercial Director of ANTONOV Airlines.