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PHOTOS: Maersk announces inaugural flight of its aircraft “Maersk Bridge”

PortandTerminal.com, April 8, 2020

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – Maersk announced yesterday the inaugural flight of its aircraft “Maersk Bridge”.

According to Robert Uggla, Chief Executive of A.P. Moller Holding, the project is an “air bridge and supply chain operation to source and transport personal protective equipment, including millions of masks, for Danish health care workers”.

The plane used is an Antonov International Cargo Transporter, AN-124. Depending upon which of the two models is used, the aircraft, which was originally designed as a military transporter, has a maximum cargo capacity of 150,000 kg (331,000 lbs).

Cargo plane with front nose lifted up for loading
PHOTO: Maersk Bridge Antonov Cargo Transporter being readied for loading
Cargo being loaded into cargo plane
PHOTO: Maersk Bridge being loaded
Antonov Airlines plane taking off
FILE PHOTO: Antonov Airlines

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