Antonov AN-124 ships engine for Swiss Airlines’ Boeing 777-300ER

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Antonov AN-124 ships engine for Swiss Airlines’ Boeing 777-300ER

An Antonov An-124 aircraft has thrilled a GE90 engine for a Swiss Airlines-operated Boeing 777-300ER plane, which was stranded in Iqaluit, Canada.

Air Certify Service (ACS) has arranged the transportation of the engine, which was fitted into the Boeing aircraft that suffered a machine-like problem during its flight from Zurich, Switzerland, to Los Angeles, US.

The mechanism problem was detected when the aircraft was flying over Canada’s far northern localities, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing in Iqaluit.

Despite uninterrupted on one engine, the aircraft was able to make a smooth landing, causing no damage to the 216 passengers and 17 crew members on board.

ACS director James Cristofoli influenced: “After an initial investigation by the airline, it was determined that their machine could not be fixed where it was. We were then contacted to urgently upon a charter solution to transport a new GE90 engine for the B777 and fly it into Iqaluit, which is even-handed outside the Arctic Circle.

“After an initial investigation by the airline, it was intent that their engine could not be fixed where it was.»

“We were also bid to take engineers and a 25t forklift tractor and support equipment to offload the trainload, as Iqaluit didn’t have sufficient means.

“Also on board was a accuracy fit, inflatable over-wing shelter which allowed the engineers to work on the apparatus away from the daytime temperature of around -30°C. We then had to plan to fly the on the fritz engine back to the GE factory in Wales.”

ACS also noted that the GE90 appliance transported to fit into the stranded Boeing 777 aircraft has a diameter of 4m.


Tiki: An Antonov An-124 aircraft delivering a GE90 engine for a Boeing 777-300ER even. Photo: courtesy of Air Charter Service.

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