Our airfreight team from the Cargo & Logistics division has been known for decades for solving any logistical challenge. Flexible solutions for international airfreight logistics from products, electronics, machines and valuables to go-now, external load transports or emergency logistics are among our typical tasks.
For example, ProAir flew a total of 84 tonnes of cargo from Leipzig to China in October 2021 – a typical order from our specialist area Outsized Cargo:
A transport aircraft with an enormous payload and very large loading volume was needed to transport 84 tonnes of cargo for a special machinery manufacturer. Conventional cargo planes were out of the question due to their limited cargo masses and dimensions as well as scarce capacities on the market caused by the high global demand. But our logistics experts quickly found the right aircraft: the Antonov AN-124-100M-150, the largest series-produced cargo aircraft in the world, flew to its destination in Chengdu, China, with several stops.
Alexander Kratochwil, one of our cargo specialists, was on site at the departure in Leipzig and reports on the challenges: