The world’s longest suspended belt conveyor (FlyingBelt) has started operation in Barroso, Brazil. The 7.2 kilometer-long belt conveyor ropeway transports material over obstacles such as difficult terrain, while sparing the environment. The system transports about 1,500 tons of limestone per hour from the quarry to the factory – an output that would require over 40 trucks in that same time. Utilization of this technology significantly reduces road traffic while sparing the environment. The world’s longest aerial belt conveyor utilizes a single 14.4 kilometer-long rubber belt as well as 60,000 meters of rope and 25,000 rollers.