Making an outsized, 112-ton load airborne for telecom company

Agility faced a huge and heavy challenge when a telecommunications customer required two massive drums of fiber optic marine cables to be moved from Sweden to South Korea. Together the drums weighed 112 tons. Agility gauged the feasibility of moving them by sea and air, and due to the tight deadlines, air was the best option. Agility chartered an Antonov AN-225, the only aircraft capable of carrying a load this substantial. Before being airborne, Agility moved the drums over land from the factory to Stockholm Arlanda Airport. Moving the outsized cargo on specified public highways required licenses and transport at restricted times. Agility’s detailed planning and “can do” approach, combined with the extraordinary capabilities of the giant aircraft, got the job done!