Air Freight News

UTC arranges time-sensitive air charter from Egypt

Apr 20, 2023

UTC's air freight experts recently arranged a charter to transport aero-derivative gas turbines from Egypt to Chicago, Illinois.

Originating in Cairo and Sharm el Sheikh, the units were flown to Chicago O'Hare. Once they arrived, UTC further coordinated the last-mile transport to multiple destinations to support power stations.

Included in this issue:

• By the numbers:

• 3 turbines

• 28,660 lbs each

• 218" x 102" x 102"

• Turbines were shipped in specialized shipping cans

• UTC's air charter & engineering team determined the IL-76 was the best aircraft for the job.

• With only two hours to unload all cargo, equipment and personnel had to be in place and ready to complete each step with great precision, since there was no time to spare.

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