Volga Dnepr, Bolloré transport NASA vehicle for upcoming Mars mission [VIDEO]

For the last several years, American astronauts have relied on Russian-built launch vehicles to get them to orbit. Today, the Russians – and the French – are helping in a different way to get the U.S. space program off the ground again with an impressive airlift of a spacecraft module set to reach for Mars. […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 13, 2018

Heavy-lift carrier Antonov reports 139 percent growth in 2017 traffic, mostly energy-related

Ukrainian carrier Antonov Airlines is living up to its reputation as a major carrier for the robust needs of the oil-and-gas industry. This week, after transporting a 109-tonne power-plant rotor from Genoa, Italy, to Karachi, Pakistan, on one of its An-124-100 aircraft, the Ukrainian airline said energy-related equipment made up 80 percent of its traffic […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 17, 2018

Volga-Dnepr, Airbus Defence partnership delivers Sentinel-5P satellite

The partnership between Volga-Dnepr Airlines and Airbus Defence and Space cooperated on a special delivery for the European Space Agency, transporting a Sentinel-5P satellite from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Arkhangelsk, Russia, using an An-124-100 freighter before the satellite completed the last leg of its journey to Russia’s Plesetsk Cosmodrome spaceport by train. The satellite […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 20, 2017

Irma recovery efforts continue as next hurricane threatens Caribbean

Even as yet another major cyclone – the Category 5-level Hurricane Maria – plows through the Caribbean region today, cargo groups and nonprofits are scrambling to provide food, medicine and other relief supplies to help the islands recover from the last major storm, Hurricane Irma. Disaster relief charities Airlink, LIFT, Patient Airlift Services (PALS) and Rescue Global have teamed up […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 19, 2017

Silk Way to lease an An-124-100

Azerbaijani freight carrier Silk Way Airlines took advantage of this year’s Farnborough Air Show to announce an agreement with the Russian leasing company Ilyushin Finance Co. (IFC) and United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) to lease an An-124-100. The heavy-lift freighter was previously operated by Russia’s Polet Airlines, which had its operators’ certificate revoked in October 2015. […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 19, 2016