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Stansted in the space age

[ February 26, 2016   //   ]

Stansted airport recently took delivery of a spacecraft payload module when it arrived from Moscow on board one of Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ IL76 freighters.

The module and three tons of support equipment was flown from Sheremetyevo Airport to Essex in a move organised by DG Terminal.

During the flight, a specific temperature was maintained in the cargo hold and the pressure was constantly monitored and three representatives of the manufacturer, RSC Energia, accompanied the cargo.

Aerospace customers account for 30% of Volga-Dnepr’s annual business. To date, the airline has operated over 5,250 flights for customers in the industry, delivering nearly 175,000 tonnes of cargo such as satellites, helicopters, aircraft and parts.

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