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 charter and we worked very closely with the Volga-Dnepr loadmaster on the day to make sure that the awkward-shaped drilling machine was loaded with the minimum of fuss,” said Shahvez Jafary, ACS India’s commercial director.

Loading required the creation of a special plan to account for clearance between the height of the drilling machine and the freighter’s rear-loading door. The machine was loaded into the freighter using the IL-76TD-90VD’s onboard winches.

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