Volga-Dnepr, Norwegian Red Cross aid in Ebola effort

No stranger to relief efforts, Volga-Dnepr stepped up to the plate once again, delivering medical equipment from Oslo, Norway, to Freetown, Sierra Leone, to support the Norwegian Red Cross’ fight against Ebola. The equipment had to be delivered at short notice for a new Ebola treatment center that was being set up in a remote […]
  • Staff Reports
  • January 16, 2015

Another 737-400 conversion for Volga-Dnepr

Russia’s Volga-Dnepr Group placed a firm order for the conversion of a third 737-400 passenger aircraft to freighter configuration. The conversion will be done at Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services under the Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) Supplemental Type Certificate. Boeing Shanghai has so far converted five 737-400s under AEI’s STC, two for Kenya Airways and three […]
  • Staff Reports
  • December 20, 2014

Cargo carriers continue service in hot zones

While news about conflicts and crises in certain parts of the Middle East and Africa has reduced passenger travel to these locations, a number of airfreight carriers continue to see economic promise in some of the most unstable and hazardous areas. In most of these cases, the cargo routes that still operate are about more […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 17, 2014

News Briefs: TNT adds service to Hanover; Cargojet revenues grow; and more

Express parcel operator TNT added a five-times-a-week flight to Hanover, Germany, using a 737-400 freighter. The service connects Hanover to TNT’s main international hub in Liege, Belgium, as well as to Billund, Denmark, and Oslo, Norway. Hanover’s Langenhagen Airport, pictured at right, is a convenient gateway for delivery to other northern German cities such as […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 12, 2014

Also in the News

Cathay Pacific Airways will begin new regular cargo service to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, starting Nov. 23. The twice-weekly service will be the first entrance in the Cambodian market for the Hong Kong-based carrier and will operate on a Hong Kong-Singapore-Penang-Phnom Penh-Hong Kong route. “This new service to Phnom Penh will boost the flow of garments […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 5, 2014

Volga-Dnepr delivers UN helicopters to Sierra Leone

To assist with the ongoing Ebola virus outbreak emergency in West Africa, Volga-Dnepr Airlines used one of its heavy-lift An-124 Ruslan freighters to transport three United Nations helicopters from Moscow to Freetown, Sierra Leone. The multi-purpose helicopters – Russian-built Mi-8’s, each weighing 7.3 tonnes empty – will be used to support the UN Mission for […]
  • October 29, 2014

Also in the News…

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering and Volga-Dnepr Airlines helped usher Argentina into the space age by transporting the country’s first satellite from San Carlos de Bariloche Airport to its launch site in French Guiana. The ARSAT-1 satellite and its custom-built transport container, weighing about 40 tonnes, were carried onboard an An-124-100 freighter under the Ruslan International joint […]
  • Staff Reports
  • October 7, 2014

AirBridgeCargo adds flights from Asia to Moscow

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), Russia’s largest international cargo airline and a part of Volga-Dnepr Group, is increasing its Boeing 747 freighter flights linking Tokyo and Seoul with Moscow.  Beginning Oct. 1, ABC will increase its scheduled flights from Moscow to Tokyo’s Narita Airport and on the onward connection to Seoul, Korea, to three services a week. […]
  • September 29, 2014

ABC targets health care with Swiss freighter service

AirBridgeCargo Airlines will cater to Basel, Switzerland’s thriving health care industry with the launch of a Boeing 747 freighter service on Sept. 19. Basel has one of the highest concentrations of life sciences businesses in the world, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and medical technology organizations. ABC will operate its new Basel-Moscow Sheremetyevo service every Friday. This […]
  • September 8, 2014

The week in brief

A Cigarette Marauder power boat arrived in Nice, France, onboard Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ IL-76TD-90VD freighter after its engineers devised a special loading procedure to accommodate the boat’s length, weight and low ground clearance. The Marauder was flown from Doha, Qatar, to Nice. The flight was operated on behalf of Volga-Dnepr’s charter partner Air Partner. SATS Ltd. […]
  • September 4, 2014

The week in brief

Three students at the Moscow Aviation Institute won Volga-Dnepr Group’s international competition to design an advanced transport aircraft of the 21st century. Sergey Borovykh, Nikolay Turbin and Ilya Ageev presented a project for the design of a “heavy transport aircraft concept with new aerodynamic configuration.” Their proposal consisted of a triplane aircraft of the Antonov-225 […]
  • August 28, 2014

September 2014 People

AIRLINES Anton Khodakovsky became Volga Dnepr Group’s vice president, Japan and South Korea. Khodakovsky started work in the freight industry over 15 years ago. In 2004, after holding various positions in the freight sector, he joined Volga-Dnepr Group. During his 10 years with AirBridgeCargo, Anton has held various roles, including commercial director and regional director, […]
  • August 28, 2014

The week in brief

Volga-Dnepr Group celebrated the 80th birthday of Victor Tolmachev, the chief designer of the An-124 and An-225 aircraft. Tolmachev, who is technical director of Volga-Dnepr and an adviser to Volga-Dnepr Group’s president, is a doctor of engineering science, a member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, and a member of the International Academy of […]
  • August 14, 2014

AirBridgeCargo rides on increased cargo

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), part of Volga-Dnepr Group, started its 10th anniversary year with cargo up 16 percent in the first half of 2014. ABC transported 188,354 tonnes of cargo during the time period. The growth reflects airline’s market positioning on the routes linking cargo destinations in Asia, Europe and North America. Freight tonne kilometers during […]
  • Staff Reports
  • July 25, 2014
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