The cargo which was shipped from Canada to China was moved by an Antonov 124-100, a long-range aircraft meant for heavy transport
AT&L Canada, the CQR member in Montreal, Canada, has recently moved a cargo consisting of a turnkey door-to-door operation for the movement of a flight simulator from Canada to China. In order to achieve this monumental task, the Aerospace Division of AT&L chartered an Antonov 124-100 which is one of the world’s largest freighters for moving heavyweight and oversized cargo.
As this project was carried out during the dead of winter, it required special arrangements for the storage of the units. “We arranged for 4 double drop trailers (out of gauge) at YMX airport which were waiting for the arrival of the charter. Handling this project was challenging indeed since we had to operate at a temperature below the freezing point in the middle of heavy rain and snowfall,” says Ms. Marie-Christine Gaudreault the Business Development Director of AT&L Canada.
Their Charter Manager’s decision to secure the freight airside proved invaluable as on the day of the landing and loading, Montreal was hit by a snowstorm and the department of transport would have grounded the equipments since OOG orders are not permitted on roads during white-out conditions. Ms. Gaudreault further added, “Thanks to the ingenuity of our Charter Manager and the hard work put forward by our team members, the project was successfully concluded within a week’s time and the shipment reached the customer exactly on time,”
Congratulations to AT&L Canada for a job well done!