A Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ IL-76TD-90VD aircraft makes history for the Group after becoming its first-ever flight to Antarctica’s ice airfield.
The freighter completed a series of runs to confirm performance capability and the engine reverse thrust application range in Antarctica’s unique operating conditions. The subsequent amendments made to the IL-76ТD-90VD Aircraft Flight Manual (AFM) now enable the IL-76ТD-90VD aircraft to operate flights to ice airfields and to carry up to 90 people.
+2 new Boeing 747-8 Freighters join the fleet of AirBridgeCargo
Two new Boeing 747-8 Freighters were added to AirBridgeCargo’s fleet. These are the first aircraft to be delivered under the order for 20 new 747-8Fs signed between Volga-Dnepr Group and Boeing Corporation at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget in June.
AirBridgeCargo commences flights to Atlanta, thus adding another destination to its route network in North America. The new twice-weekly Boeing 747 cargo flights operate every Friday and Sunday, giving AirBridgeCargo’s global customers even greater access to and from the North American market.