Rhenus delivers goods via Antonov from Cologne/Bonn Airport to Rio de Janeiro

Jun 6, 2019   Supply Chain

The Rhenus Group has commissioned one of only 28 heavyweight Antonov An-124 100 aircraft in operation globally, to carry goods from Europe to Brazil.

On 3 June at 10 pm, an Antonov An-124 100 chartered by Rhenus took off from Cologne/Bonn Airport in the direction of Rio de Janeiro. After flying over Europe and Africa, the aircraft reached its destination in Brazil on 5 June.

The Antonov was fully loaded with 106 tons. The aircraft has a wingspan of 73 metres and weighs around 173 tons empty. In total, only 28 Antonov aircraft are currently in operation worldwide.

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