It’s snow joke, delivering to the Antarctic

Oversized airfreight carrier Volga-Dnepr Airlines has completed its sixth program for the Dromlan international Antarctic project in Dronning Maud Land. It operated five IL76 charter flights from Cape Town to Novolazarevskaya delivering over 200 tons of cargo 4,200km, landing and taking-off on an ice runway, testing crews’ skills to the limit. [+]

Keeping track of climate change

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-5P satellite from London Stansted to Archangelsk in northwest Russia on behalf of Airbus Defence and Space. The satellite will provide air quality and climate data for the entire planet every single day after its launch next month. [+]

Helicopter flight

Volga-Dnepr Airlines moved one of Eurocopter’s Super Pumas and two Sikorsky S-92s from Mount Pleasant in the Falkland Islands and Philadelphia, US, to Bergen, Norway. The Super Puma was loaded onboard one of the airline’s AN-124-100 freighters in Mount Pleasant before the aircraft continued to Philadelphia to pick up two brand ... [+]

Volga-Dnepr strikes Vatry deal

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has agreed to base one of its new IL-76TD-90VD freighter aircraft at Paris-Vatry Airport in north-east France to meet growing demand for air charter operations. Volga-Dnepr has invested over US$100 million in a fleet of five new generation IL-76TD-90VD cargo aircraft. Vatry's director-general Youri Busaan described the move ... [+]


Volga-Dnepr Airlines has is operating a series of AN-124-100 freighter flights to carry equipment to a new natural gas field in Papua New Guinea. The airline completed its first flight from Port Moresby to Komo in Papua New Guinea on 3 May in support of the new gas conditioning plant ... [+]

Another space shipment for Volga-Dnepr

Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ has delivered 80,000 kilos of space satellite and launch support equipment to Kazakhstan. The carrier says that it carries one in three of all space satellites to their launch site due to its proven expertise in safely delivering highly sensitive and valuable cargoes and the unique capabilities of its ... [+]

All-out effort

Ruslan International, which manages and markets the combined Antonov An-124 fleets of its shareholders Antonov Airlines and Volga Dnepr Airlines has moved a 101-tonne oil platform component from Bergen (Norway) to Busan (Korea) on an An-124 flight. The load together with its two support frames and other loading equipment actually ... [+]

Flying boats

Two 14-ton, 13 metre long cutter vessels took to the air from Aquaba in Jordan to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, onboard one of Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ AN-124-100 freighters. Volga-Dnepr has extensive experience of transporting boats and submersibles around the world, including yachts, submarines and patrol boats, which often often require detailed planning, ... [+]

It IS rocket science

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has been awarded a Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) licence to transport rockets and other space gear, including rocket fuel. Aerospace is already big business for the airline, which has completed 3,312 such flights for customers in Germany, Kazakhstan, Canada, China, Russia, US and France to all of ... [+]

Afghanistan made easy

A Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ IL-76TD-90VD freighter delivered diesel generators weighing over 35 tons from East Midlands to Bagram, Afghanistan. The oversized power generators, designed and manufactured by Dale Power Solutions, were placed in special shipping containers and rolled into the cargo cabin directly from the airside using a new wheeled loading ... [+]

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