Air, Freight News

Wings to West Africa

[ July 1, 2016   //   ]

Volga-Dnepr Airlines moved two power generators to Port Harcourt, Nigeria, with the help of a new ‘wing lift’ system that reduces loading time for large containers to under 30 minutes. The ‘wing lift’ system reduces the usual four-hour loading time for containers using wheels attached to each corner ofthe  containers which are fitted with ISO international standard fitting points, enabling the aircraft’s onboard loading systems to winch the container into the cargo hold safely and within a fraction of the previous handling timescale.

The 19-tonne gas-powered standby generator and a 17.6-tonne diesel generator on behalf of Geodis Industrial Projects UK was moved from Châlons Vatry Airport in northeastern France to West Africa on one of the airline’s IL-76 freighters.

Generators resized