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New order for heavy lift freighters

06/28/2007

Volga-Dnepr Group and the Ilyushin Interstate Aviation Company have signed a general agreement for new IL-76TD-90VD freighter aircraft construction and delivery. Under the terms of the agreement, Volga-Dnepr will place a firm order before August 1st, 2007 to purchase three aircraft of this type. The companies have established an option agreement for a further 10 IL-76TD-90VDs for the future. Volga-Dnepr has been developing the IL-76TD modernisation programme since 2002. In 2004, the Volga-Dnepr Leasing Company was established to promote the project. The new aircraft, which has an increased payload to 50 tonnes as well as new engines and avionics, has been awarded a Chapter 4 noise certificate by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), allowing the freighter to operate anywhere in the world, including major markets in Europe, North America, Australia and Japan without any limitations.

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