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Antonov Airlines is a Ukrainian cargo airline, a division of the Antonov aviation company. It operates international charter services in the world of oversized cargo market. Its main base is Gostomel Airport near Kiev.[1] The company owns the only completed Antonov An-225, the world's largest operational cargo aircraft.

Antonov Airlines
AntonovAirlines Logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
ADB ANTONOV BUREAU
Founded1989
HubsGostomel Airport
Fleet size10
Parent companyAntonov
HeadquartersKiev, Ukraine
Net incomeDecrease $187.4 million (2014)
Websitewww.antonov-airlines.com

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HistoryEdit

 
Antonov An-22 "Antaeus"
 
Antonov An-74T
 
Antonov An-124-100
 
Antonov-225

The airline was established and started operations in 1989 through a marketing agent agreement with Air Foyle to market Antonov An-124 Ruslan cargo charters worldwide. This relationship ended in June 2006. The same month Antonov Airlines and another large player in the global specialty air cargo business, Volga-Dnepr Airlines (Russia), established a joint venture company — Ruslan International[2] — where each company has a 50% stake. The joint operation of the Ukrainian and Russian fleets allows them to share the combined An-124-100 commercial fleet of seventeen aircraft (seven of which belong to Antonov Airlines)[3] and the only Antonov An-225 in service worldwide — the largest cargo aircraft in the world.[4]

In 2017 Antonov Airlines opened a United Kingdom office at London Stansted Airport, with a first flight in February by an Antonov An-124 Ruslan.[5]

Notable operationsEdit

FleetEdit

The Antonov Airlines fleet comprises the following aircraft (as of August 2016):[13]

Antonov Airlines Fleet
Aircraft In
Fleet
Orders Registration Notes
Antonov An-22A Antei 1 UR-09307
Antonov An-26-100 1 UR-13395
Antonov An-28 1 UR-NTE
Antonov An-74T-100 1 UR-74010
Antonov An-124-100 Ruslan 3 UR-82029/UR-82072/UR-82073 UR-82072 : old colors
Antonov An-124-100M Ruslan 4 UR-82007/UR-82008/UR-82009/UR-82027
Antonov An-178 1 UR-EXP
Antonov An-225 1 UR-82060
Total 13

The airline's fleet previously included the following aircraft (as of 2009):[14]

Antonov Airlines also operated the following aircraft for the Antonov Design Bureau:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 27 March 2007. p. 76.
  2. ^ Flight International 27 March 2007
  3. ^ "Company Profile". Volga-dnepr.com. 27 December 2006. Archived from the original on 15 February 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  4. ^ a maximum take-off weight of over 600 tonnes and the plane with the widest wing-span, at 88.4 m (290 ft) http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records-5000/heaviest-item-airlifted/
  5. ^ "UK office handles Antonov Airlines charter". aircargonews. 20 February 2017. Retrieved 26 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 June 2012. Retrieved 25 June 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2009/08/17/331063/video-worlds-largest-aircraft-an-225-emerges-to-set-new-lift-record.html
  8. ^ "Antonov's Giant: the An-124 Ruslan".
  9. ^ "looking at Irish rail past and today". Archived from the original on 20 May 2015.
  10. ^ http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/scitech/technology/334989/world-s-biggest-plane-to-deliver-140-ton-power-generator-to-phl/story/
  11. ^ http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records-5000/heaviest-item-airlifted/
  12. ^ Pavey, Rob (31 March 2011). "SRS pump will head to Japan | The Augusta Chronicle". Chronicle.augusta.com. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  13. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part Two)". Airliner World (November 2016): 35.
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 December 2009. Retrieved 28 October 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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