Boeing 787 wing section delivered via An-124-100

The flight from Nagoya carried two wing boxes, each measuring 28 metres in length and manufactured in Japan by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (Japan).


An-124-100 Boeing 787 Dreamliner Broetje Automation GmbH Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Volga-Dnepr Airline


Aircraft wings for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner have been transported from Japan to  Boeing’s final assembly factory in Everett, USA, onboard one of Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ An-124-100 ‘Ruslan’ freighters.

The flight from Nagoya carried two wing boxes, each measuring 28 metres in length and manufactured in Japan by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (Japan).

To accomplish the secure and timely delivery of this special shipment, an international team from Volga-Dnepr Airlines in Russia and the UK, the Boeing Corporation in the United States, and Germany’s Broetje Automation GmbH created unique loading accessories and equipment to ensure safe handling and transportation of this non-standard cargo to its final destination. The loading system was designed using the CATIA three-dimensional modelling system. Wide use of digital technologies and unusual engineering solutions helped to better demonstrate unprecedented technical capabilities of An-124-100 Ruslan.