Interesting Air Cargo Facts

Air Cargo Facts

In this post, we will tell you about some interesting or crazy Air Cargo Facts. 35% of global trade by value is defined by air cargo, and revenue of cargo airlines amounted to around 50.7 billion U.S. dollars worldwide in 2017. Across the globe, there are 3,200 airports with 60,000 trade lanes, and the astonishing 68 million people have jobs supported by the aviation industry.

1. The First Air Cargo Flight was in 1910

First Air Cargo Flight

  • The first ‘cargo only’ flight was recorded in November 1910 in the USA, using a Wright Model B airplane that flew 65 miles carrying a package of silk.
  • The business owner used the beginning transport more like the PR stunt to celebrate the opening of his store, with the bundle of silk cut into individual pieces and glued onto souvenir postcards.
2. Biggest Air Cargo Planes in the World
  • The biggest and the notorious air cargo plane is known as the Antonov An-225 Mriya or in other words the beast.
  • Originating from the Cold War days and used by Russia particularly for its Space Program.
  • The plane stands at 275ft long and the 290ft wingspan dwarfs even the biggest passenger planes.

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