Volga-Dnepr delivers oil equipment to South Africa

An-124-100 and IL-76TD-90VD freighters from Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ fleet delivered more than 80 tonnes of oil and gas equipment to Cape Town, South Africa. The An-124 flight carried five pipes from Singapore weighing 60 tonnes. The pipes were shipped to Singapore’s Changi Airport by truck and then placed onto airport dollies and towed to the aircraft […]
  • July 7, 2014

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

Volga moves grass machines, helicopter, oil rig

Volga-Dnepr Airlines and Ruslan International have been busy with shipments around the world. Volga-Dnepr delivered a prototype of the Turkish T129 attack helicopter onboard an IL-76TD-90VD flight from Ankara, Turkey, to Berlin and back to Turkey. For another shipment, Volga-Dnepr’s outsize cargo technicians used a special aircraft ramp extension to load an oil and gas […]
  • June 24, 2014

AirBridgeCargo expands presence in Dallas, Chicago

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) is expanding its presence in the U.S. with the launch of Boeing 747-8 freighter flights linking Dallas/Fort Worth with Amsterdam and Moscow. New twice-weekly flights from Dallas/Fort Worth will operate on Mondays and Thursdays to Amsterdam Schiphol and Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airports. The airline, part of Volga-Dnepr Group, is also developing its service […]
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  • March 26, 2014

Cargolux execs jump to Volga-Dnepr

Two executives who resigned from Cargolux are starting work with Volga-Dnepr. Robert van de Weg will join Volga-Dnepr on May 1 as senior vice president marketing and sales. van de Weg recently resigned from Cargolux as the airline’s senior vice president sales and marketing. Peter van de Pas, who also resigned from Cargolux as COO […]
  • March 21, 2014

Volga-Dnepr reaches oil and gas milestone

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has completed its 1,100th flight for customers in the oil and gas industry with its latest delivery of 45 tons of equipment from Rio de Janeiro to Prestwick, Scotland. The cargo consisted of specialist equipment for a water-driven excavation system and auxiliary equipment and will be used for drilling operations and seabed engineering. […]
  • February 24, 2014

Volga-Dnepr transports TV broadcasting satellite

Volga-Dnepr Airlines delivered the Türksat 4A telecommunications satellite from Japan to Kazakhstan. The Türksat 4A telecommunications satellite was produced by the Mitsubishi Electric Corporation in Japan on behalf of Turkey’s communications satellite operator Türksat AS. It will provide Turkey, Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa with TV broadcasting and broadband communications. The spacecraft […]
  • January 22, 2014

AirBridgeCargo has one of industry’s youngest fleets

AirBridgeCargo Airlines increased its cargo tonnage by 5 percent in 2013, with its highest-ever volume of 340,000 tonnes across its network. The airline, part of Volga-Dnepr Group, reported volume growth on all of its major routes, and this was matched by a 5-percent improvement in revenue. AirBridgeCargo’s freight tonne-kilometers rose 15 percent in 2013, while […]
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  • January 21, 2014

Air Cargo Germany’s future uncertain

Air Cargo Germany’s descent into insolvency was both cruel and heartless. The suspension of its AOC by the Luftfahrt Bundesamt, Germany’s civil aviation authority, came after a snap audit which revealed the airline did not have the financial resources to maintain competent operations over the next 12-month period, a breach of European Union regulations. Despite […]
  • June 3, 2013
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