Air Charter Service flies four AN-124s for Niger power plant
Air Charter Service has moved almost 400 tonnes of components to add the finishing touches to a new power plant in Niger.
July 11, 2019: Air Charter Service has moved almost 400 tonnes of components to add the finishing touches to a new power plant in Niger.
Alex Busila, cargo director of ACS's France office said, "Our client needed to get ten 40 foot containers, each weighing 35 tonnes, plus an extra 40 tonnes of cargo, from France to Niamey. It was being flown in so that a new power plant could be completed in time to help provide power before the African Union summit, held in Niamey last weekend. The only aircraft capable of carrying three 40 foot containers of these weights in one go is the AN-124, so it was the natural choice for the flights. The tenth container was accompanied by another 40 tonnes of supplementary outsized cargo necessary for the construction."
The four charters flew out of France and were spaced one week apart, starting in mid-May and finishing in mid-June.