Volga-Dnepr firms up order for nine 777Fs

Less than one year after expressing interest in the 777F platform, a UK offshoot of the Russia-based Volga-Dnepr Group has firmed up an order for nine 777Fs. Although the deal was finalized in December 2018, the order from Volga-Dnepr UK Ltd. is only now surfacing in a recent update to Boeing’s order book. While a […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 13, 2019

AirBridgeCargo, CLA embark on freight density test with cargo.one

All-cargo carriers AirBridgeCargo and CargoLogic Air have taken the plunge and will begin making spot market capacity and rates visible and instantly bookable through air cargo booking and marketing platform, cargo.one. Although combination carriers have been warming up to the idea for some time, the move represents a major pivot for all-cargo carriers, which have […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 3, 2019

Volga-Dnepr Technics Moscow adds 777 maintenance capability

The MRO arm of Russia-based Volga-Dnepr Group, Volga-Dnepr Technics Moscow (VDTM), has obtained approval from the Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) to carry out maintenance work on Bermuda-registered 777 aircraft. Although none of Volga-Dnepr’s affiliate carriers currently operate the 777 platform, this is expected to change following a 2018 LOI between Boeing and CargoLogicHolding for the purchase of up to twenty-nine 777Fs.  For the time […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • May 28, 2019

Volga-Dnepr Group’s cross-border cooperation with Cainiao reveals long-term ambitions at Liège

Cainiao, the logistics arm of e-commerce giant Alibaba, has named Volga-Dnepr Group its “preferred carrier for airlift capacity and logistics services” and will be granted “guaranteed access” to the Russia-based conglomerate’s fleet of forty-one aircraft, according to a joint release detailing a recently signed MoU between the two companies. For the Group and its cargo […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • December 17, 2018

CargoLogic Germany’s future 737-400Fs revealed

Earlier this year at the Cargo Facts Symposium, the Volga-Dnepr Group elucidated on fleet plans for its Leipzig-based startup, CargoLogic Germany, announcing that a deal for three AEI-converted 737-400Fs had been reached. The source of those aircraft had since remained a mystery – until now. According to a pre-sale report from Kroll Bond Rating Agency, […]
  • Caryn Livingston and Charles Kauffman
  • November 29, 2018

Freighter aircraft transactions through the end of October

Every week in Cargo Facts Update, we include a list of recent freighter aircraft transactions, and then a comprehensive summary in the monthly issue of Cargo Facts. Each reference to a freighter aircraft transaction (FAT) in our publications contains a unique FAT code linked to the FAT database on the CargoFacts.com website. This database is […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 5, 2018

CargoLogicAir adds fourth freighter, plans for fifth

Earlier this week, London-based CargoLogicAir (CLA) added a 747-400 freighter (35170) to its fleet, bringing the all-cargo airline’s fleet total to four units, comprised of three 747-400Fs and a 747-8F. The UK-based carrier expects to have a fifth freighter operating in its fleet by 2020. The newest addition to the fleet is on an operational lease […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • October 25, 2018

Volga-Dnepr Group finds its HUB-2 at Liege

Earlier this week, when the Volga-Dnepr Group and its UK-based affiliate CargoLogicHolding inked a massive deal with Boeing for up to thirty-four widebody freighters – a letter of intent to purchase twenty-nine 777 freighters, and an order for five 747-8 freighters, we questioned where some of these aircraft might up. Yesterday, Volga-Dnepr Group and U.K.-based […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • July 19, 2018
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