Aviation services group Aviation Partner teamed up with Russia’s Antonov to come up with “an urgent AOG cargo charter solution to move an oversized aircraft engine and critical tooling to a remote island in the Azores”. Four weeks in the planning, the job entailed deploying an Antonov AN-124 and a Boeing 747 Freighter to move a replacement aircraft engine, empty stand, tooling, lifting beam from Miami to the Azores. The work, Aviation Partner said, required “a 48-ton mobile crane to load and offload the high value and oversized aircraft engine into and out of the AN-124 cargo cabin”. Aviation Partner

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