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Antonov An-124 Ruslan delivered GE90 from Switzerland to Canada

Antonov An-124 Ruslan delivered GE90 from Switzerland to Canada

On 4th of February 2017 Ukrainian cargo aircraft Antonov An-124 Ruslan delivered General Electric GE90 aviation engine from Zurich, Switzerland to Iqaluit, Canada.

General Electric GE90 engine delivered by Antonov An-124 Ruslan is the largest in size among turbofan aircraft engines with fan diameter of 3.2 meters, length of 7.28 meters and weight of 8 762 kg. Market price of General Electric GE90 is around 44,5 million US dollars. The engine was specially built by General Electric for Boeing 777 versions.

At the time of landing in Iqaluit, Canada air temperature was 29 degrees below zero Celsius.

After completing the delivery of cargo Antonov An-124 Ruslan has helped to return in operation aircraft Boeing 777 of Swiss Airlines which made the local airport emergency landing after the failure of one of engines.

Antonov An-124 Ruslan Characteristics

An-124 Ruslan - the largest serial cargo aircraft in the world and before An-225 Mriya was the largest aircraft. First flight of the prototype of Antonov An-124 Ruslan made December 24, 1982 in Kiev. It was built 55 aircrafts of An-124 Ruslan.

In 1985 aircraft Antonov An-124 Ruslan was established 21 world record including load capacity - 171 219 kg at a height of 10 750 meters and in 1987 had set a world record of flight distance route - 20150.92 km.

Antonov An-124 Ruslan used to carry locomotives, yachts, aircraft fuselages and many other bulky goods. The maximum commercial load is 150 tons.

Organizers of Antonov An-124 Ruslan Flight

Antonov Airlines
Gostomel, Ukraine

Antonov An-124 Ruslan Landing in Iqaluit, Canada
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