Heavy, outsize broadcasting equipment cargo from Tianjin, China, was delivered to Yerevan, Armenia, for television coverage of Armenia’s centenary commemorations. The equipment was a gift from the people of China to the people of Armenia.
Air charter specialists Chapman Freeborn’s team in China commissioned the flight and chose to work with Ruslan International, which was formed through a joint venture between Antonov Airlines and Volga-Dnepr Airlines. The carrier specializes in outsize and heavy cargo, employing a fleet of 17 Antonov An124-100 aircraft.
The 40 tonnes of cargo in this shipment consisted of three outside broadcast vans and associated equipment including a large generator. The height of one of the vehicles was a challenge, but with the use of a special flat extension ramp it was loaded smoothly.
“All of the loads we carry are important, but this cargo has particular significance due to its role in helping the people of Armenia commemorate the centenary of such a defining moment in their history,” said Alexander Kraynov of Ruslan International.