jmbarros12 From Brazil, joined Nov 2007, 249 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 10 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4489 times:
Just seen on the net that the An-225 will be arriving at GRU on February 14th, next Sunday, to deliver some huge oil equipments to Petrobras´ oil facilities at Paulinia, about 130km from GRU and 30km from VCP.
I don´t know if this info is true or not, but if it´s, wouldn´t it make more sense if it landed at VCP instead of GRU?
hardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 51 Reply 7, posted (3 years 10 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4410 times:
Quoting jmbarros12 (Reply 4): But why not landing on VCP? It´s 100km closer to Paulínia than GRU.
No idea. I know that the AN-225 was scheduled to come to VCP in 2009 but was later cancelled. Maybe there have been some issues? Note that the AN-225 will stop in Suriname (PBM) before landing in GIG and GRU.
LipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11319 posts, RR: 60 Reply 23, posted (3 years 10 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3650 times:
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Quoting hardiwv (Reply 21): Lipe, before landing in GIG and GRU it will also land in PBM (Suriname).
Good reminder. But this flight only confirms how busy is Houston market to Brazil. Of course it's a one time shipment that does not happen all times, but there are much more projects going on in Brazil.
New York + Rio de Janeiro = One of the best combinations !
hardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 51 Reply 24, posted (3 years 10 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3613 times:
Quoting AF086 (Reply 22): just got the info that the GIG stop was cancelled
Quoting AF086 (Reply 22): The beast will fly straight from PBM to GRU.
GIG was supposed to be a technical stop because of certain issues so probably they have worked it out for the airplane to fly directly to GRU. PBM is also a technical stop.
Quoting LipeGIG (Reply 23): But this flight only confirms how busy is Houston market to Brazil. Of course it's a one time shipment that does not happen all times, but there are much more projects going on in Brazil.
No doubt and we can see that oil&gas market is not all to Rio but also a big share goes to São Paulo and other regions in Brazil.
25 hardiwv: AN-225 landed in GRU! Here is the video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91T8jqFCh40 Rgs,[Edited 2010-02-14 05:19:54]
26 DanVS: There were hundreds of people near the threshold of the runways 09. Here are some pics: Parked
27 jmbarros12: Thank you guys, for the pics!! That plane is huge!!
28 RAFVC10: Just one built and another one presumed to be built in few months / years. Regards, Gerard
29 RodRB: Another pic: and one more video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqCiHHNwq_s&feature=player_embedded Enjoy
30 hardiwv: Amazing pictures. Thank you. It must be departing GRU today in the morning. Another video from youtube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Krc3J55jACw&a
31 Kit777: Trouble is it still looks to be in the same state it has been for the past few years, depending on how recent this overhead view from Google Maps is.