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Volga-Dnepr Held First Company Forum
On 10 November was announced, that the Forum involved active discussions on Hub Model Development among top management of the Volga-Dnepr Group, managers, sales and marketing experts from the AirBridgeCargo affiliates in Germany, the Netherlands, China and Japan.
(RIA "OREANDA" 10.11.2008)


An-124 flies Superjet 100 airframe to fatigue-test centre
Sukhoi has transported the sixth Sukhoi Superjet 100 airframe (MSN 95006) to Novosibirsk where it will undergo fatigue tests with the Siberian Aeronautical Research Institute.
(Flight International 05/11/2008 By Max Kingsley-Jones)


Kibo’s EF and ELM-ES arrived at NASA KSC
(JAXA) - The Exposed Facility (EF) and Experiment Logistics Module-Exposed Section (ELM-ES), Kibo’s remaining components to be delivered to the ISS, were shipped from the Tsukuba Space Center (TKSC) to NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida in September 2008.
(JAXA 28.10.2008)


Thinking Big
The Volga-Dnepr Airline Company was established in 1990. The fleet comprises 10 AN-124-100 Ruslan aircraft and 14 IL-76s, including two modernised IL-76TD-90VD versions of the aircraft that have been approved by ICAO for worldwide operations. When one of these outsize freighters lands, it certainly makes its presence felt. Trevor Sweeting is the Operations Manager at Volga-Dnepr and his job is to make sure there are no surprises on the ground.
(Airline Handling International 11.2008)


All change at AirBridge
FORMER Flyington Freighters and Etihad boss Robert Strodel has joined Russian all-cargo airline AirBridge Cargo with immediate effect. Denis Ilyin is leaving the Volga Group after over 13 years of service, to take up a new role working for Moscow-based investment firm Basic Element.
(AirCargo News 16.09.2008)


2,000th issue - Ship of the skies
People scoffed when, in the late 1980s former Soviet Airforce lieutenant colonel Alexey Isaikin had the idea of commercialising the USSR's freighter aircraft fleet.
(International Freighting Weekly 15.09.2008)


WWPC claims record IL-76TD lift
WOLFGANG Karau, director of WWPC, the Worldwide Project Consortium, is claiming a new world record for a single-piece load carried by a 40-tonne payload IL-76TD freighter.
(Air Cargo week 08.09.2008)


Volga-Dnepr reports record revenue growth
Total group turnover of US$840 million in the first half of 2008.
(Payload Asia 08.2008)


Major move for GAC with Antonov AN 124
GAC Singapore recently concluded a major air and sea freight charter using four of the world's largest long-range heavy transport aircraft, the Antonov AN124, to move six huge gas compressors from Europe to Southeast Asia.
(Payload Asia 08.2008)


$150M Volga-Dnepr Loan
Volga-Dnepr, the world's largest airline carrying oversized cargo for customers including armies, said Tuesday that it had borrowed $150 million to repay existing debt.
(Bloomber 26.08.2008)


Volga-Dnepr Flag Was Brought to Elborus
Moscow. OREANDA-NEWS . On 25 August 2008 was announced, that a very unusual present for the Company’s birthday was made by its five employees: Maxim Kuznetsov, Navigation Database Executive, Natalia Pavlyukova, Purchasing Executive, Georgi Sokolov, Sales Manager, Evgueni Vennikov, Load Planning Engineer, and Mikhail Malakhayev, Operations Support Manager. They succeeded in climbing on Mount Elborus in the Caucasus Mountains and hoisted the Company Flag on its East Summit at 5,621 metres ASL.
(RIA Oreanda 26.08.2008)


ABC Delivered 60 Tons of Stage Equipment for Iron Maiden
Moscow. OREANDA-NEWS . On 25 August 2008 was announced, that world famous rock band, Iron Maiden, performed their first live performance in Moscow in over 15 years on August 19th 2008 with the help of a heavy metal delivery by AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC).
(RIA Oreanda 26.08.2008)


Carriers focus more on fuel-efficient jets
Russian group Volga-Dnepr, for example, is now pushing ahead more quickly with the acquisition of more new generation IL-76TD-90VD freighters, a modern modification of the IL-76 cargo
(Cargonews Asia 07.07.2008)


The bane and boon of costly fuel
Volga-Dnepr commercial director Dennis Gliznoutsa spoke to Lloyd's List in between a Red Arrows display team fly-by and a full-throttle attempt by Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton to race a Learjet.
(Lloyd's List 25.07.2008)


ABC faces delays in aircraft delivery
AirBridgeCargo (ABC), the scheduled arm of the Volga-Dnepr Group, may lease feeder aircraft if its two Tupolevs, on order for next year, suffer expected delivery delays.
(International Freighting Weekly 21.07.2008)


Volga-Dnepr reports record half-year revenue growth
Russian airline group Volga-Dnepr continued its strong financial growth in the first half of 2008, with reported record revenue from its air charter and scheduled cargo operations, increasing by 91% and nearly 180%, respectively, towards a total group turnover of $US840m.
(New Zealand Transport & Logistics Business Week 23.07.2008)


Volga-Dnepr details proposed taller An-124 variant
Russian outsize freight carrier Volga-Dnepr has detailed Its proposed modified version of the Antonov An-124, which would have a taller fuselage to accommodate a greater range of industrial payloads.
(Flight International 17.07.2008 By David Kaminski-Morrow)


Volga-Dnepr revenue up
Volga-Dnepr Group generated what it called record combined revenue of $840 million for its air charter and scheduled cargo operations in the first half of the year.
(Journal of Commerce Online 18.07.2008)


Fuel Price crisis fails to dampen An-124 demand
"We are currently booked anywhere from four to six weeks ahead," Paul Furlonger, sales director for Ruslan International says. "This is unprecedented and it has been like that for the last nine months," Dennis Gliznoutsa, group commercial managing director for Volga-Dnepr agrees.
(Air Cargo News 20.06.2008 Peter Conway)


New An-124 proves elusive
RUSSIA and the Ukraine apparently reached the latest of several agreements to re-start Antonov An-124 production in late April, when Russian premier Viktor Zubkov met his Ukranian counterpart Yulia Timoshenko. The two are reported to have agreed on a deadline of the third quarter of 2008 for a resumption of the programme.
(Air Cargo News 20.06.2008 Peter Conway)
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