Air carriage of cargo is similar to a simple shipping of heavy loads but instead of rumbling trucks spoiling the pavement, there are beautiful giants flying across the sky. Heavyweight aircrafts transport multi-ton drilling equipment, aggregates, machinery and equipment for thousands of kilometers. If there is no possibility or time to send the cargo by water or by ground transport, then cargo aircrafts come to help.
AN-124 Ruslan is rightly considered to be the leader among the sky trucks. It is the world's largest serial-produced cargo aircraft. Russian Volga-Dnepr Airlines is a major operator of AN-124.
This June I have seen the unique transportation. Ruslan delivered a 100-ton hydroturbine wheel for Ust-Srednekanskaya hydro power plant from St. Petersburg to Magadan.
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