London, UK, Monday, 10th September 2018 – ANTONOV Airlines and Chapman Freeborn Airchartering have taken part in a ground-breaking test flight to transport by air, instead of by sea, a capping stack, which is the vital equipment used by the oil industry in the event of an oil spill.

The successful test flight – the first time ever that a complete capping stack has been transported by air – means that oil companies can now reach faraway oil spills much faster and cap the wells more quickly.