For the first time in history, Airbus planes land in Antarctica – archyde

Jakarta, CNN Indonesia —

For the first time in history, an Airbus A340 landed successfully Antartika.

Hi Fly, an airline, was behind the flight on Tuesday (November 2nd).

Hi Fly 801 took off from Cape Town, South Africa.

The plane was commissioned by Wolf’s Fang, a luxury adventure camp on the world’s southernmost continent, and brought much-needed supplies to the resort.

Wolf’s Fang is a new project of the Antarctic tourism company White Desert.

The crew of Hi Fly 801 (and the return trip to Cape Town with Hi Fly 802) was led by Captain Carlos Mirpuri, who is also Vice President of Hi Fly.

In total, the return flight plus a short stop in Antarctica to unload the cargo took around three hours and covered a distance of 2,500 nautical miles.

The blue ice rink on Wolf’s Fang property is designated as a C-level airport, although technically it is not an airport.

For the first time in history, an Airbus A340 landed successfully in Antarctica. (Screenshot of the hifly.aero website)

This means that due to the challenging conditions, only highly specialized crews can fly there.

“The colder the better,” Mipuri explained in his captain’s log.

“Special equipment is used to scratch along the runway, and after cleaning and carving, we get a sufficient braking coefficient; the runway is 3,000 meters long, landing and stopping such a heavy A340 at this airport is no problem. “

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