Monday, July 15, 2024

Volga-Dnepr helps DROMLAN Antarctica keep its cool

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has transported over 190 tonnes of cargo to Antarctica in its first season of flights to support the DROMLAN project. It has completed 12 return flights using an Ilyushin IL-76TD-90VD since 4 November 2015, connecting Cape Town with the Novolazarevskaya Antarctic Research Station for the project, run by the Antarctic Logistics Centre International. […]

Volga Dnepr carries out first Antarctic air drop

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has carried out its first ‘air drop’ dropping cargo out of the rear door of an Ilyushin IL-76TD-90VD onto a remote airfield in the Antarctic. The 34 tonne shipment consisted of 208 barrels of fuel and was placed onto 26 special parachute platforms. They were dropped from a height of 500 metres through […]

Volga-Dnepr freighter makes inaugural Antarctica landing

A Volga-Dnepr Airlines freighter has made its first landing on to an ice airfield in Antarctica. The IL-76ТD-90VD service performed its first landing at the Novolazarevskaya Antarctic Research Station airfield. Volga-Dnepr says the service will open up significant opportunities to support exploration projects on the continent. The aircraft completed a series of runs on the runway […]