All Volga-Dnepr Airlines articles

  • MC-21
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    Volga-Dnepr expresses interest in freighter version of MC-21

    2021-07-27T10:44:00Z

    Russian logistics specialist Volga-Dnepr Group has expressed interest in the potential for a freighter version of the Irkut MC-21. Representatives of the cargo firm toured the MC-21 during the MAKS 2021 Moscow air show. The MC-21 family is designed for passenger layouts of 150-211 seats. But Volga-Dnepr ...

  • Atran 737-800BCF title-c-GECAS
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    Volga-Dnepr’s Atran leases another pair of 737-800 freighters

    2021-05-21T06:49:00Z

    Russian freight specialist Volga-Dnepr Group’s Atran Airlines division is leasing another pair of converted Boeing 737-800 freighters from GECAS. The express cargo operator has received one 737-800BCF – an ex-Ryanair aircraft, registered VQ-BFR – from the lessor and is taking a second later in May. They will build ...

  • CLA 747-c-CargoLogicAir
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    Pandemic freight demand assists pared-back CargoLogicAir

    2021-03-11T14:47:00Z

    Freight activity catalysed by the pandemic helped UK-based CargoLogicAir last year to improve on a weak performance in 2019, the company has disclosed. The carrier – linked to Russia’s Volga-Dnepr Group – ran into problems in 2020 and sought a temporary suspension of its operating licence, which was subsequently ...

  • An-124-c-Volga-Dnepr
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    Volga-Dnepr starts restoring An-124 fleet to operation

    2020-12-29T22:29:00Z

    Russian outsize freight specialist Volga-Dnepr is resuming commercial operations with its Antonov An-124 fleet, a month after suspending use of the type. The operator temporarily withdrew the cargo transporter from service after the 13 November accident at Novosibirsk in which one of its An-124-100s suffered an uncontained engine failure ...

  • VD An-124-c-Volga-Dnepr
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    Volga-Dnepr temporarily withdraws An-124 fleet after Novosibirsk accident

    2020-11-27T16:57:00Z

    Russian outsize freight carrier Volga-Dnepr Airlines has temporarily withdrawn its Antonov An-124 freighter fleet from service, pending clarification of the circumstances of an accident in Novosibirsk. The operator has about a dozen of the type, including the modernised An-124-100M-150 variant. Volga-Dnepr says it is “doing everything possible” to ...

  • An-124 engine
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    Engine-damaged An-124 lost multiple systems including brakes and thrust control

    2020-11-17T10:32:00Z

    Russian authorities have disclosed that the Volga-Dnepr Antonov An-124 which made an emergency landing at Novosibirsk had experienced braking failure, loss of electrical power, and loss of radio communications. The aircraft’s inboard left-hand Progress D-18T engine sustained “complete destruction” as it departed Novosibirsk on 13 November, states the federal ...

  • Volga-Dnepr Il-76
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    Volga-Dnepr Group overhaul to bring three freight airlines together

    2020-07-14T22:56:00Z

    Russian outsize freight specialist Volga-Dnepr Group is preparing to undergo a restructuring to improve management efficiency across its business divisions. Volga-Dnepr has revamped its board of directors and discussed a new strategy to transform the business into a “monocompany”, it states. This would “optimise” the group’s operating divisions, ...

  • CargoLogicAir - 747-8F
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    Judge favours Boeing in court tussle with Volga-Dnepr

    2020-06-03T21:43:00Z

    A US federal judge has sided with Boeing in a dispute with the UK division of cargo airline Volga-Dnepr, striking down the airline’s request that Boeing be barred from selling four cargo jets to other customers.

  • News

    FARNBOROUGH: Volga-Dnepr orders five 747-8Fs

    2018-07-17T08:34:37Z

    Russian cargo carrier Volga-Dnepr has placed a firm order for five Boeing 747-8 Freighters and committed to the purchase of 29 777Fs, the companies have jointly announced at the Farnborough air show.

  • Analysis

    ANALYSIS: Cargo operators foresee e-commerce uplift

    2018-07-15T09:34:36Z

    This year's Farnborough air show dawns on an air freight sector suffering a bit of a hangover following a banner year in 2017.

  • News

    PICTURE: Institute shows off concept for An-124 successor

    2017-08-01T11:48:00Z

    Russian aerodynamics researchers have unveiled a concept for a new heavy transport aircraft to succeed the Antonov An-124.

  • Il-76
    News

    Long landing in tailwind caused Il-76 overrun

    2014-02-20T14:48:00Z

    ​Late reduction of thrust and an out-of-limits tailwind caused a Volga-Dnepr Ilyushin Il-76 to overrun as it touched down long at St John’s in Canada.

  • An-124 - Rex Features
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    An-124 nears production revival

    2014-01-03T16:53:39Z

    Ukraine and Russia plan to restart production of the Antonov An-124 heavy transport, with expected sales of 80 aircraft.