Sberbank Leasing acquires 747-8F under purchase and leaseback deal

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Russia’s Sberbank Leasing purchased a new Boeing 747-8F from cargo carrier Volga-Dnerp Group under a sale and leaseback transaction last month, according to Flightglobal’s Ascend Online database.

The aircraft (MSN 37669) was delivered on 28 September. It will be operated by AirBridgeCargo.

AirBridgeCargo’s current fleet consists of five 747-400ERFs, three 747-400Fs and four Boeing 747-8Fs. It has another 747-8F delivery due in the final quarter of this year.