Post Tagged with: "AN-124"

Who will become the heavyweight champion?

Who will become the heavyweight champion?

Aircraft, Carriers, News, Strategy November 21, 2016 at 10:53 am

It’s official. Both Ukraine-based Antonov Company and Russia-based Volga-Dnepr Group have confirmed they will end their decade-long sales joint venture, and go it alone in the outsize and heavylift marketplace beginning 1 January. The two companies created the joint venture, Ruslan International, in 2006 to jointly market their combined An-124-100 fleets.Read More

Antonov attempts to freeze Russian An-124 operations

Antonov attempts to freeze Russian An-124 operations

Aircraft, Photos+Videos, Strategy September 9, 2016 at 10:45 am

Antonov is attempting to freeze Russian An-124 operations, while at the same time thawing out an old freighter that has been in the freezer for the last eight years. Yesterday we looked at the way Ukraine’s Antonov Group might market its outsize and heavylift capacity after announcing the breakup ofRead More

Invisible cargo connections

Invisible cargo connections

Aircraft, Carriers, News, Strategy September 8, 2016 at 10:10 am

Sometimes things just don’t make any sense. Maybe you read a story and came away scratching your head, wondering “Why would they do that?” Sometimes it’s more than one story or report. Sometimes it seems like you must be reading news about the air freight industry on another planet. AndRead More

Silk Way goes big

Silk Way goes big

Aircraft, Carriers, News, Strategy July 19, 2016 at 10:52 am

Passing almost unnoticed at the Farnborough Air Show last week was an agreement signed by Silk Way Airlines and Ilyushin Finance Company (IFC), concerning the lease of an An-124-100. This was not a firm order, but the companies said they expected to firm the deal within a month. Azerbaijan-based charterRead More

More An-124s for Volga-Dnepr

More An-124s for Volga-Dnepr

Aircraft, Carriers, Photos+Videos, Strategy October 16, 2015 at 10:57 am

We will continue with the conclusion of our multi-part analysis of the narrowbody freighter market next week, but for our end-of-the-week post we’ll go to the other end of the size spectrum with the latest news about, and a few photos of, the An-124 Last week we reported rumors that Russia-based Volga-DneprRead More

The uncertain future of the An-124.

The uncertain future of the An-124.

Carriers, Premium Newswire, Strategy October 7, 2015 at 10:39 am

There has been much speculation recently on the whereabouts of – and even the operators of – Russia’s An-124s. Former operator Polet, which was forced to file for bankruptcy last year and has repeatedly been in the Russian courts since, fighting various creditors, is reported to have at last beenRead More

Size matters

Size matters

Aircraft, Photos+Videos June 22, 2015 at 8:59 pm

Airbus last week announced its selection of major suppliers for the Beluga XL, the new upsized version of the Beluga air transporter the manufacturer has long used to transport subassemblies for production of some of its aircraft. We list the suppliers at the end of this post, but the announcement remindedRead More

20 more 747-8Fs for AirBridge

20 more 747-8Fs for AirBridge

Aircraft, Carriers, Premium Newswire June 17, 2015 at 9:59 am

The big news from the Paris Air Show today was a Memorandum of Understanding signed by Boeing and Russia-based Volga-Dnepr Group covering the addition of twenty 747-8 Freighters to the fleet of AirBridgeCargo Airlines over the next seven years, as well as the addition of Volga-Dnepr’s An-124 heavylift freighter “to theRead More