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

Volga-Dnepr, CLA bolster presence at Liège

Today, Volga-Dnepr Group and U.K.-based subsidiary CargoLogicAir signed a memorandum of understanding with Liège Airport (LGG) to bolster their presence in Europe by developing a regional cargo hub at Liège. The deal will also mean Liège Airport will provide the carriers with ground handling, warehousing and office areas at the hub. This follows yesterday’s announcement […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 18, 2018

Volga Dnepr to buy 34 Boeing freighter aircraft

Yesterday, at the Farnborough International Airshow, Russian airline conglomerate Volga-Dnepr Group and U.K.-based affiliate Cargo Logic Holding signed a massive agreement with Boeing, which included a letter of intent to order twenty-nine 777Fs and firm-ordered five 747-8 Fs. The deal is valued at approximately US$2 billion. Alexey Isaykin, president of Volga-Dnepr Group and chairman of […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 17, 2018

Volga-Dnepr moves world’s largest engine, 777X developments continue

Russia-based outsize and heavylift specialist Volga-Dnepr Airlines transported the “world’s largest engine,” General Electric’s GE9X, from Victorville, California to Ohio one of its An-124-100Fs. The GE9X engine, designed specifically for the Boeing 777X, has been in California for flight testing since last November, in anticipation of its delivery to customers like Emirates, Etihad Airways and […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 9, 2018

Volga-Dnepr plans new Leipzig-based carrier using heavy-lift An-124s

With a fleet of some of he most unique heavy-lift aircraft in the world, the Volga-Dnepr Group has long voiced its wish to create a new airline in Europe. On Wednesday, at the Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refueling Conference in Madrid, the Moscow-based carrier announced that it may soon launch a new carrier out of Leipzig, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 30, 2017

CargoLogicAir adds scheduled route to Middle East, Hong Kong

British all-cargo airline and Volga-Dnepr Group subsidiary CargoLogicAir (CLA) is adding its second scheduled cargo route, with weekly service connecting London and Frankfurt to Dubai and Hong Kong. On the new service, CLA’s new 747-8F will depart London every Saturday with 135 tonnes of cargo capacity, bound for Dubai and Hong Kong via Frankfurt, and […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 19, 2017

Volga-Dnepr freighter makes special mining delivery to India

Charter broker Air Charter Service arranged for transport of a 27-tonne outsize drilling machine from Perth, Australia, to Ahmedabad, India, onboard one of Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ IL-76TD-90VD freighters. The drilling machine, which measures a whopping 15 meters long by three meters high, was destined for a mining project in Ahmedabad. “Weeks of planning went into the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 27, 2017

Volga-Dnepr joins Hurricane Irma relief efforts across Caribbean

Volga-Dnepr Airlines continued its long history of supporting international humanitarian aid projects by sending heavy-lift aircraft to the Caribbean and Florida regions following the devastation from Hurricane Irma. The airline has so far operated three flights carrying nearly 175 tonnes of relief goods and equipment. The most recent flight, conducted on Sept. 18, was chartered […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 25, 2017

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

Volga-Dnepr, SPARX Logistics agreement expands Canadian portfolio

Volga-Dnepr Unique Air Cargo (VD UAC) and U.S.-based SPARX logistics have signed a cooperation agreement that allows SPARX to offer an expanded range of air services to and from Canada. Under the new agreement, SPARX now offers such services as project cargo, full or partial chartering, standard air cargo clearance and customs clearance. It also […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 15, 2017

Bridges to Breakthroughs: How free trade can survive in a protectionist world

A war on the Korean peninsula would be unthinkable for global supply chains. “If Korea is hit by a missile,” Soo Kyoum Kim, of IDC Research told Bloomberg, “all electronics production will stop.” South Korea’s semiconductor manufacturers supply two-thirds of the world’s electronic memory chips, and it was the country’s indispensability to the global economy […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 5, 2017

CargoLogicAir takes delivery of third 747 freighter

After less than 18 months of operation, CargoLogicAir (CLA) has taken delivery of its third 747 freighter, growing the fledgling all-cargo airline’s fleet to two 747-400Fs and a new generation 747-8F. The London Stansted Airport-based airline, received its U.K. air operator certificate from the Civil Aviation Authority at the start of 2016, and works in […]
  • Lewis King
  • May 4, 2017

Black is back: Volga-Dnepr flies 70 tonnes of O&G gear to Korea

Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ resurgent oil-and-gas (O&G) cargo volumes are the latest indication that rising prices at the pump are translating into renewed investment in the sticky black stuff. A 68.8-tonne payload, including a pump and vaporizer skids that were flown to Seoul, South Korea, was a newsworthy illustration of how infrastructure-intensive the business is, and the […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 11, 2017

Volga-Dnepr, Antonov to end Ruslan venture by end of year

After 10 years of marketing a unique aircraft that specialized in the lifting of heavy, oversized cargo to remote areas, Ruslan International has announced that it will cease operation on Dec. 31, 2016. Ruslan was created in 2006 as a joint venture between Antonov Airlines and Volga-Dnepr Group to market the carriers’ combined An-124-100 fleets […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 20, 2016
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