A Hangar for Icarus

The long-standing association between the name “Icarus” and the world of aviation is borne out by these images. At Wonderboom airport, situated to the north of Pretoria (South Africa), an Icarus 40.17 is employed for the delicate job of unloading and assembling aircraft sent for scheduled maintenance. A delicate operation at the best of times, but even more so when the cargo is a vintage agricultural aircraft, an AT-300 of the 1970’s worth in excess of 120,000 dollars! Luckily, it is all child’s play for our Icarus, a machine built to lift much heavier weights the 2-tonne AT-300, a machine in which enormous lifting power is combined with extreme precision and control.