AN-22 returned after a commercial mission
On February 13, 2020, AN-22 Antei of ANTONOV Company’s air transport subdivision known as Antonov Airlines returned to Kyiv-Antonov-2 airport after successful commercial mission. The airplane carried HCVMT Trailer (X-Ray/Scanner for Vehicles) from Paris, France, to Baku, Azerbaijan. The AN-22, which is still remains the world’s biggest turboprop aircraft, was chosen for this mission because of the cargo dimensions: 1400 х 300 х 402 cm. The trailer weighting 28 t was loaded into AN-22 using unique equipment for long-measuring wheeled vehicles loading.
On February 27 this year, the 55th anniversary of the first AN-22 prototype’s maiden flight will be celebrated. Antei opened an era of widebody transports in the global aviation history.