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Volga IL-76TD flies first charter from Australia

04/16/2009

HEAVY-LIFT specialist Volga-Dnepr Airlines has operated its first IL-76TD-90VD flight from Australia, with an emergency shipment of 10-metre pipes bound for Noumea in New Caledonia.

The charter required a 72-hour response and called for a self-loading ramp freighter able to meet the Australian civil aviation regulations.

According to the Russia-based carrier, within a short time from receiving the first charter enquiry; Volga-Dnepr's 24-hour commercial and operations departments had reviewed the load plan and taken care of the necessary contractual requirements for the flight.

The IL-76TD-90VD flight took two hours to load at the airfield in Townsville, Queensland, using the aircraft's onboard crane system before the flight to the South Pacific.

Unlike older versions of the aircraft type, the modernised IL-76TD-90VD is approved for worldwide operations.

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