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A new partner for lonely ABC?

A new partner for lonely ABC?

October 13, 2015 at 9:15 am 0 comments

Russia’s Volga-Dnepr Group has been largely silent on plans for its newest offspring, UK-based startup carrier Cargologicair. The Russian parent company has no explicit documented ties to the new carrier, which sources say will start ACMI services by the end of the year. However, Cypriot businessman and president of Volga-DneprRead More

The uncertain future of the An-124.

The uncertain future of the An-124.

October 7, 2015 at 10:39 am 0 comments

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

Paris – a good show for freighters

Paris – a good show for freighters

June 18, 2015 at 10:26 am 0 comments

In recent years, the world’s big air shows have not featured much interest in freighters, but things changed at this year’s Paris Air Show. The charts below summarize the 990 orders and commitments announced at the show for full-size commercial jets, regional jets, and turboprops. These include firm orders, letters ofRead More

20 more 747-8Fs for AirBridge

20 more 747-8Fs for AirBridge

June 17, 2015 at 9:59 am 0 comments

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

How did that huge thing get into the airplane?

How did that huge thing get into the airplane?

January 23, 2015 at 9:45 am 1 comment

Everybody knows that the An-124 is the go-to freighter for moving outsize and heavyweight cargo. But how do those massive pieces of machinery, those trucks, those helicopters, get into the freighter? For your weekend viewing pleasure we offer this video from Volga-Dnepr Airlines (which operates ten An-124s), showing a varietyRead More

More freighters for AirBridge

More freighters for AirBridge

January 15, 2015 at 9:19 am 2 comments

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) will take two more freighters into its fleet this year – and has said it is considering a further two. Speaking to Cargo Facts’ European editor Alex Lennane, ABC’s Executive President Denis Ilin said that one 747-400ERF, formerly oper­ated by KLM/Martinair Cargo (35233), was completing test flights in AmsterdamRead More

Some good news from Russia and Ukraine

August 28, 2014 at 10:42 am 0 comments

Since the start of the unrest in Eastern Ukraine, relations between Ukraine and Russia have deteriorated rapidly. However, Ruslan International, the joint venture between Ukraine-based Antonov Airlines and Russia’s Volga-Dnepr Airlines has so far kept above the fray. There may be little love between Russia and Ukraine, but in anRead More

AirBridge reports a record quarter, may add more 747-8Fs

AirBridge reports a record quarter, may add more 747-8Fs

May 28, 2014 at 12:57 pm 0 comments

Moscow-based AirBridgeCargo (ABC), the scheduled service subsidiary of the Volga-Dnepr Group, reported volume up 9% in the first quarter to a record 86,500 tonnes. Cargo traffic for the period was up 13%. The carrier did not provide any information about revenue or profitability, but did say the volume growth “reflectsRead More