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METICULOUS PLANNING ENSURES TIGHT FIT INTO IL-76

1 May 2010

Dan Morgan-Evans, Cargo Assistant Director of ACS’s London office, recently flew a shipment that took meticulous planning. It was a 30 ton control unit that was needed in Nigeria.

The dimensions of the unit meant that it only just squeezed inside the IL-76 aircraft that was chartered. Dan’s years of experience paid off, as he discussed with various operators whether it was in fact loadable at all. He insisted that loadmasters went to the site, measured everything and checked before a contract was agreed.

As can be seen from the photos, it fitted with only millimetres to spare. Dan commented: “When I first saw the dimensions, I knew it was going to be touch and go as to whether we could fit it into the Ilyushin, but the operator and I made all the necessary checks before we said yes”.

Using the IL-76 aircraft instead of the next step up (the AN-124) meant that the client paid less then half of what it would have cost without the thorough planning. The aircraft arrived safely in Port Harcourt, and the client was full of praise for ACS’s professionalism.

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