Dreamlifts ends GSA role for Antonov Airlines

Dreamlifts Ltd. will end its role as worldwide general sales and service agent (GSA) for Antonov Airlines as of March 1. Dreamlifts has represented Antonov since 2016, but the two companies failed to reach an agreement this year, resulting in Dreamlifts’ decision to not to renew the agreement. The decision will affect the U.K. office […]

Volga-Dnepr Group opens operations base in Houston

Today, Volga-Dnepr Group opened an operations base at Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). As an expansion of the Group’s sales office, established in Houston in 2001, the base is intended to strengthen Volga-Dnepr’s appeal to its North and South American clients — particularly in the oil and gas, heavy machinery, energy and aerospace sectors. […]

Antonov seeks wider global presence with ties to Western suppliers

MUNICH -- Antonov Airlines could be the “Cindy Crawford” of the freight forwarding business. Much like your uncle proudly displays a poster of the 1990s supermodel across the mantle of his man-cave, forwarders around the world decorate their offices with pictures of their cargo aboard the maindecks of An-124s; if it’s on the An-225, it’s […]

Will an enigmatic Hong Kong company restart the An-225 in China?

According to a press release put out by Ukraine-based Antonov on Aug. 30, a two-part “cooperation agreement” was reached with a Chinese company identified as “Aerospace Industry Corporation of China (AICC)” to resume production of the An-225 “Mriya,” currently the largest airplane in the world, and the only one of its kind ever built – […]

RIOgaleão Cargo welcomes An-124-100 from China

An An-124-100/RM aircraft visited Brazil’s RIOgaleão Cargo terminal at the Tom Jobim International Airport with a 32-ton payload last week. The freighter delivered a telescopic access bridge, sent from Shanghai, with the dispatch and handling operations lasting about eight hours. The Antonov’s specialized cargo was more than 34 meters long, 4.2 meters high and 2.7 […]

Silk Way, EgyptAir crashes leave aviation industry shaken

Within a matter of hours between Wednesday afternoon and this morning, two unexplained fatal aircraft crashes – one an Antonov An-12 cargo plane, the other an EgyptAir A320 passenger aircraft – have shaken the aviation industry, sending investigators scrambling to find the causes. On the afternoon of Wed., May 18, the An-12 freighter, owned by […]

News Briefs: Emirates in Birmingham, Qatar’s A350, Drewry’s Nov. index

Emirates, the flag carrier of United Arab Emirates, said it will add a third daily frequency to the U.K.’s Birmingham Airport (BHX) on Aug. 1, 2015. Emirates will operate a 777-300ER aircraft on the route, flying from Dubai International (DBX) to BHX. The seven new daily flights between DBX and BHX will increase cargo capacity […]

Largest aircraft in world flies to Canada

The world’s largest aircraft is making its way to Canada. A gas cooler weighing 141 tonnes was loaded on board the Antonov An-225 at Leipzig/Halle Airport in Germany on Wednesday. The machine made its way to the airport from Berlin by inland waterway and low loader, and two cranes moved the unit on board the […]
  • June 26, 2014

Air cargo operations arrive in Libya

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has formed an exclusive partnership with Air Libya to place and operationally manage an Antonov An-26 aircraft in Libya.
  • August 28, 2013