Emirates SkyCargo sets 777F payload record

Emirates SkyCargo has set a new record for the heaviest recorded single item ever carried by a Boeing 777F.


B777F Emirates SkyCargo payload record



Emirates SkyCargo has set a new record for the heaviest recorded single item ever carried by a Boeing 777F. Weighing in at 21.157 tonnes (including packaging), the item – a specialised valve used to seal, control and monitor oil and gas wells – was just short of the aircraft’s 21.624-tonne limit.

The blowout preventer which when packed measured 2.25 metres by 1.9m by 1.9m, which was transported from Iraq’s Erbil International Airport to Dubai – would normally be transported by sea, but the customer required a faster solution.