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Antonov AN124 Flies into Port Moresby , PNG

 Port Moresby International Airport (PMIA), was privileged to host the Antonov AN124 on ground  on Thursday  to facilitate movement of heavy cargoes.

The wider body plane is in Port Moresby  for a day, the Antonov AN-124 Ruslan is a large, strategic airlift.

The four-engined aircraft was designed in the 1980s by the Antonov design bureau in the Ukrainian SSR, then part of the Soviet Union.   

With a wingspan of 73m and Length of 69m, the AN124 can reach top speed of 865km/h.  First flight by an AN124 was in December 1982.

Port Moresby International Airport having hosted APEC in 2018 with multiple Boeing 747-400 series, has the capacity to accept large Aircrafts including this AN-124 Antonov.  

National Airports Corporation (NAC) was legislated as a company in 2009 to manage 22 airports across Papua New Guinea. NAC is governed by the Civil Aviation Act 2000 (as amended) to provide safe, reliable and efficient airport services that meet the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and CASA PNG Rules and Regulations.


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