Monday, June 17, 2024

ABC Airlines undertakes five COVID-19 charters

AirBridgeCargo Airlines, part of Volga-Dnepr Group and one of the leaders in air transportations for the healthcare sector, has accomplished five Boeing 747F charter flights with packaging machines for COVID-19 associated materials from Frankfurt, Germany to Atlanta, USA. Over 200 tonnes of machinery was delivered under the National Healthcare Association project in co-operation with Geis […]

Volga-Dnepr helps Pentagon Freight Services in major Omani oil and gas project shipment

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has played an essential part in the implementation of the large-scale Omani Oil and Gas project with a smooth and seamless delivery of two gigantic oil well rigs to the capital of Oman. The complex delivery for two advanced automated well service rigs, weighing almost 120 tons, was accomplished in partnership with Pentagon […]

Volga-Dnepr operates three charters to India

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has operated three charter flights to India from China, Ireland and Germany carrying out an aid & relief mission to help the nation in its battle against severe COVID-19 resurgence. Over 200 tonnes of vital medical equipment containing oxygen storing containers, concentrators and cryogenic containers were delivered onboard An-124-100 and Il-76TD-90VD to various […]

Volga-Dnepr steps up as e-commerce booms

Remote working, shop closures and social distancing have become the norm for many globally and this shift in lifestyle has led to a huge increase in e-commerce. “The e-commerce sector has been booming for the last decade in general and in 2020 in particular, driven by the pandemic situation and lockdowns,” explains Fedor Novikov, marketing […]

Volga-Dnepr brings its first An-124-100 back into the skies

Volga-Dnepr Airlines, the expert in super heavy and outsized air cargo transportation, has re-started the An-124-100 commercial operations. The first plane has taken off after the completion of technical checks and execution of service directives to a full extent. Konstantin Vekshin, Chief Commercial Director of Volga-Dnepr Group, highlights: “It appears that we have been able […]

ATRAN Airlines works in tandem with Volga-Trucks

ATRAN Airlines (ATRAN), an express cargo carrier within Volga-Dnepr Group, has  accomplished a complex multi-modal delivery of spare parts for Porus Burner Unit. The delivery was organised in partnership with SIS Logistik from Frankfurt (Germany) to Perm (Russia) and included various transportation modes. Once trucked from Frankfurt to Kцln, the equipment was loaded onto ATRAN’s […]

Volga-Dnepr Airlines supports Moria refugee camp after devastating fire

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has operated a dedicated charter flight to assist Moria camp refugees in Greece, on the island of Lesbos. The flight was organized in cooperation with Chapman Freeborn Airmarketing GmbH from Vienna to Athens a week after the fire destroyed almost the whole camp and neighbouring territories.   Volga-Dnepr’s An-124-100 landed in Athens with […]

To space and beyond with Volga-Dnepr

On May 18, Volga-Dnepr transported an Atlas 5 rocket booster to Cape Canaveral, Florida, for a scheduled mission to Mars. The AN-124-100 ‘Ruslan’, is the only aircraft large enough to carry the Atlas 5, and flew the 32m rocket booster, from Huntsville, Alabama to its final launch location. In addition to the over-length piece, Volga-Dnepr […]

Glushnev named general director of AirBridgeCargo

Nikolay Glushnev has been appointed general director of AirBridgeCargo Airlines as Volga-Dnepr Group restructures following a disappointing first half of 2019. The group, which consists of AirBridgeCargo, Volga-Dnepr Airlines and Atran Airlines says cargo volumes were down 6% to 2.5 billion freight tonne kilometres, 20% below expectations and budget. The slow air cargo market, overcapacity […]

Volga-Dnepr to develop Leipzig/Halle as a multimodal hub

Volga-Dnepr Group has signed a memorandum of understanding with Mitteldeutsche Flughafen to develop Leipzig/Halle Airport as a multimodal hub for scheduled and charter operations. The memorandum of understanding was signed in the presence of Saxon state minister of finances, Dr Matthias Hass at the 53rd International Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, France. Both companies […]

Volga-Dnepr brings renewable energy to Australia

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has supported the construction of a 32-turbine renewable energy wind farm in Australia with the delivery of 80 tonnes of energy equipment for General Electric. The Antonov AN-124-100 allowed the four metre long, 36 tonne wind turbine hub and three 12.6 tonne generators to be positioned inside the aircraft using its own loading […]

Volga-Dnepr takes helicopters down under and back

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has worked with Panalpina to help Babcock move helicopters between the UK and Australia. The objective of the move was straightforward but required precise planning and consistent coordination between all the global teams involved in the delivery of two Augusta Westland AW139 helicopters from the UK to their new home in Melbourne, Australia […]

Volga-Dnepr upgrades global internet coverage

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has successfully completed the first delivery of satellites for OneWeb constellation project to enhance global internet coverage. In cooperation with its partner Bollore Logistics, one of the airline’s AN-124-100s delivered six satellites from their manufacturing facility in Toulouse, France to Cayenne in French Guiana. The satellites were transported in two special containers with […]

20 days by sea or 7 hour flight with Volga-Dnepr?

Volga-Dnepr Airlines and Kintetsu World Express France have moved a motorised pump in a matter of hours, saving the customer a long wait compared to using sea freight. The 40 tonne Alstom motorised pump travelled on a charter flight from Paris-Vatry airport in France to Dammam, Saudi Arabia onboard an Antonov AN-124-100. The pump flew […]

Volga-Dnepr speeds up delivery with faster loading

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has performed a unique delivery involving sequential loading of two IL-76TD-90VDs to expedite the arrival of cargo in China. Specialists used the airline’s unique technology and special loading equipment to load both flights using an extension ramp, ensuring the transportation was completed within the shortest timeframes. Both charters originated in Orebro, Sweden and […]

Volga-Dnepr moves engines for GECAS

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has moved two GE-90 aero engines and accompanying equipment on its first charter flight for aviation leasing and finance firm, GECAS. The 64 tonne payload was carried on an AN-124-100 flight from Dallas, Texas to London, and consists of the engines, two propulsors and fan cases, along with other equipment. All eight cargo […]

Volga-Dnepr and Bollore aid mission to outer space

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has partnered with Bollore Logistics to deliver the first European Space Module (ESM) for an important space mission, taking place in 2022. The 14-ton module was transported in a special container to maintain precise temperature and pressure conditions, as well as 10 tons of support equipment on one of Volga-Dnepr’s Antonov AN-124-100s. The […]

Volga-Dnepr saves plane stranded in the Azores

Volga-Dnepr Airlines used its AOG (aircraft on ground) service to deliver a new engine to an Air Caraibes Airbus A330-323 stranded in the Azores. An IL-76TD-90VDs was dispatched with a team of AOG specialists organising delivery of the replacement aircraft engine from Paris Orly Airport to Lajes Airport on Terceira Island, where the A330 had […]

Volga-Dnepr delivers crankshaft to India

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has organised the delivery of a crankshaft from Mexico to India on a charter flight for DHL Global Forwarding. The 38-ton shipment travelled from Apodaca, Nuevo Leon to Mumbai, and was packed into a seven metre long box along with support equipment required for loading. Within 12 hours of receiving the request, Volga-Dnepr […]

Volga-Dnepr flies humanitarian aid to Sulawesi

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered 29 tonnes of aid to Indonesia to support the humanitarian mission following the earthquake and tsunami that hit Sulawesi. The flight was performed using an IL-76TD-90VD from Chalon Vatry Airport in France to Balikpapan on request of the Crisis Centre of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Following arrival in Indonesia, […]

Volga-Dnepr flies bottle filling machine to Uganda

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered a Krones bottle-filling machine and additional equipment, operating a charter flight for a major soft drinks bottler in Uganda. The Antonov AN-124-100 was operated for its customer, LS International Cargo, with cargo being loaded in Munich to be delivered to Entebbe for Crown Beverages. The new machinery aims to boost its […]

Volga-Dnepr rushes aid to Guam following Typhoon Mangkhut

Volga-Dnepr Airlines organised a delivery of critical aid relief cargo to Guam to help victims of Typhoon Mangkhut in less than 24 hours. Within eight and a half hours of the customer’s confirmation, Volga-Dnepr had positioned one of its AN-124-100s at the airport of departure, ready to load a shipment of 64 tonnes of food […]

Volga-Dnepr flies world’s largest jet engine home

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has returned the world’s largest jet engine to Ohio, partnering with GE Aviation following the GE9X’s successful on-wing testing in Victorville, California. The airline provided logistics support for the GE9X engine’s return to Ohio for additional testing at GE Aviation’s Test Operations facility in Peebles. This was the second flight in support of […]

Pandas settle into new home in Finland after flying with Volga-Dnepr

The two giant pandas that Volga-Dnepr Airlines transported to Finland have settled into their new home at Ahtari Zoo. Lumi and Pyry were transported from China to Finland under a joint programme aiming to preserve and study giant pandas. Their arrival in Finland followed the signing of an agreement in 2017 by the Preservation and […]

Volga-Dnepr welcomes van de Weg back as VP sales and marketing

Robert van de Weg has rejoined Volga-Dnepr as vice president for sales and marketing, a year after leaving the company to pursue other interests. In his new role, which will be based in London, van de Weg will embrace the commercial activities of the group’s airlines, AirBridgeCargo Airlines, Volga-Dnepr Airlines and Atran Airlines, with responsibility […]

Volga-Dnepr makes polar flights to support Yamal-LNG project

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has supported the Yamal-LNG gas recovery project by flying 130 tonnes of industrial equipment to Sabetta in Russia’s Yamal Peninsula. The transportation was provided at the request of Russian logistics company, AeroTransCargo, which has already managed the air transportation of over 3,500 tonnes of equipment mostly using Ilyushin IL-76TD-90VD and Antonov AN-124-100 Freighters […]

Tony Bauckham joins Volga-Dnepr UK as commercial director

Tony Bauckham has joined Volga-Dnepr UK as commercial director, responsible for charter sales management as well as developing the commercial sales team and regional management. Bauckham has a number of years of experience in the air cargo industry having previously spent eight years as managing director for Air Charter Service. Between 2004 and 2007 he […]

Forget Snakes on a Plane, Volga-Dnepr has rhinos in an Ilyushin

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has transported two Southern White Rhinos from Israel to Russia, to a zoo participating in international programmes for the preservation of rare and endangered animals. The animals flew from Tel Aviv to Rostov-on-Don in an Ilyushin IL-76TD-90VD to ensure the correct temperature and pressure environments were maintained during the transportation. The aircraft’s low […]

Volga-Dnepr delivers 30 ‘Mercs’ to Angola for president’s inauguration

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has used the special two-tier car racking system developed for its An-124-100 freighter fleet to deliver 30 Mercedes vehicles to Luanda in Angola for the inauguration ceremony of newly-elected president, Joao Lourenco. The 90-tonne payload was transported from Leipzig/Halle Airport on behalf of the Angolan Embassy in Germany. It consisted of a fleet […]

Volga-Dnepr brings hijacked Lufthansa 737 back to Germany

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has transported the ‘Landshut’ Lufthansa Boeing 737-200 which was hijacked by terrorists in 1977 back home to Germany. The aircraft, named after the Bavarian town of Landshut, was hijacked on 13 October 1977 en route from Palma, Majorca, to Frankfurt. It was forced to fly to Rome, Cyprus, Bahrain, Dubai and Aden before […]