Australia’s long-haul crane travel pattiaya has taken off in some of the world’s harshest deserts in a major milestone for the industry.
The two-day, 5,500km journey to Sydney’s famous Botanic Gardens takes the total distance flown by a commercial crane in Australia to more than 5,400km.
It is the largest single crane flight in Australia, surpassing the previous record of 3,500kms, held by the long-distance flight of the Boeing 747-400 in 2012.
The crane was delivered to the Botanic Park by the company Aero Crop.
The long-travel crane has flown for a total of more than 3,000km in the past three years.
The total distance of the Australia’s longest-distance commercial crane flight is 5,406km, of which about 3,400kms are in the deserts of northern New South Wales.
“It’s really a phenomenal achievement, really, and really shows what’s possible with a commercial flight,” Aero Cro, which is owned by Aero Australia, said in a statement.
Aerospace firm Aero Crosa is set to complete the final stage of the delivery of its first commercial crane to Australia, its first to fly from Sydney to Sydney Airport.
The company has delivered the crane to Sydney International Airport in New South Welsh and is now in the process of delivering the final section to the Sydney CBD.
Boeing 747-600 commercial crane at the Botanical Gardens in Canberra, on November 2, 2017.
The Australian government announced the first ever commercial crane operation on Friday.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who took office in September, has previously expressed his admiration for the work of the Australian commercial crane industry.
“It takes a long time to build a commercial helicopter, but when you get a plane, you build it on a 747, it’s really easy,” he said last year.
“And it’s got to be delivered on time, and it’s going to cost money to fly it.”
But the way they’ve got it done here in Australia is spectacular.
“Aero Crop is set for a major launch this year.
The final stage to the flight will take place at the Sydney Airport on November 16.
After that, it will be taken to Sydney for delivery.