An Antonov Airlines’ AN−124−100 Ruslan aircraft flew around the globe one and a half times, performing a series of commercial flights
One of Antonov Airlines’ AN−124−100 Ruslan aircraft flew from Mary International Airport, Turkmenistan to Helsinki, Finland on Tuesday 18th September 2017, where it took on board commercial cargo consisting of industrial heat exchangers, weighing a total 54 tonnes.
The following day, the aircraft arrived at the cargo destination point, at Campinas, Brazil, making two interim landings at Leipzig, Germany, and Dakar, Senegal. The cargo was delivered to Viracopos International Airport, Campinas, Brazil on Wednesday 20th September.
The AN−124−100 Ruslan aircraft then flew to Bangor, Maine, USA to transport water purification plants, weighing a total of 58 tonnes, to Darwin, Australia. Interim landings were performed in Anchorage, Alaska, USA and Narita, Japan.
From Australia, the AN−124−100 returned to the city of Mary in Turkmenistan, before flying to Milan, Italy, where it took a 62−tonne cargo on board to deliver it to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.