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Volga-Dnepr orders three IL-76TD-90VD freighters

06/19/2007

VOLGA-Dnepr Group and Russian aircraft manufacturer Ilyushin, have signed a purchase agreement for three new IL-76TD-90VD freighter aircraft. The partners have established an option agreement for a further 10 IL-76TD-90VDs for the future.

Under the terms of the agreement, Volga-Dnepr will place a firm order before 1 August, 2007 to purchase three aircraft of this type. The first freighter delivery will take place within 15 months of the contract being signed.

The new aircraft has an increased payload to 50 tonnes, as well as new engines and avionics. It has been awarded a Chapter 4 noise certificate by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). This allows the freighter to operate anywhere in the world, including major markets in Europe, North America, Australia and Japan, without any limitations. In early 2007, the IL-76TD-90VD made its first flight in seven years to the USA.

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