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Antonov Airlines has appointed Bertling Logistics, Inc. as its sales and marketing agent to promote and offer Antonov-225 airlift capacity owned and operated by Antonov Airlines. Bertling Logistics, Inc. will market and sell Antonov-225 capacity to various customers in the United States of America.

Antonov Airlines has been successfully utilizing unique An-124-100 and An-225 aircraft for over 20 years. An-225 operated by Antonov Airlines has no peers. For many years of work in the international market of outsize air cargo, Antonov Airlines has set numerous records and participated actively in the successful implementation of various transportation projects around the world, providing services to companies from the Fortune 500 list and governmental agencies from various countries. Antonov Airlines’ success has always been achieved through the unique experience of the airline’s personnel.

For over 25 years, the AN-225 has held the title of the biggest commercially used freighter in the world. Powered by six turbofan engines, it is the biggest heavier-than-air aircraft in terms of length (85.3m) and wingspan (88m) in operational service. It is able of carrying up to 250 tons of cargo, which is equivalent to the average weight of 52 mature elephants.

“Specific uniqueness and exceptional capability of the An-225 aircraft make its application especially important for the growing number of large logistics and engineering projects. Our cooperation with Bertling Logistics will be based on the mutual interest and expertise in the market segment of project freight. Bertling’s specialists are very familiar with Antonov Airlines’ operations specifics, including significant experience in dealing with the An-225. The cooperation with Bertling Logistics makes us confident in the success of this substantial and fruitful work aimed at the business development in a very promising U.S. market”- says Valery Kulbaka, Commercial Director of Antonov Airlines.

“Bertling Logistics is greatly honored and privileged to commence this cooperation with Ukrainian Antonov Airlines to promote airlift services of the An-225 aircraft. Vision, expertise and proprietary engineering solutions of Antonov Airlines have made a game-changing contribution to the development of the global logistics sector. Industry-specific experience, long-lasting traditions of our both companies will be a guarantee of our success in our joint efforts aimed at the promotion of this unique airlift service to the market”- says Konstantin Vekshin, Vice President Air Freight Charters of Bertling Logistics Houston.

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