Atran Airlines ramps up its fleet with new aircraft type - Boeing 737-800BCF

Atran Airlines ramps up its fleet with new aircraft type - Boeing 737-800BCF 03/20/2019

Atran Airlines, the Russian air express carrier within Volga-Dnepr Group, enlarges its fleet with Boeing 737-800BCF thus introducing the new aircraft type into its operations and increasing the total number of freighters to five. Having successfully completed certification of Boeing 737-800BCF in Russia, the airline will be first to operate this type of freighter benefiting from its operational capabilities and offering its customers more solutions for cargo delivery.

The additional airplane will boost the carrier’s capacity and guarantee a wider choice of logistics solutions for its customers linking the routes between Russia, CIS, and Europe. The airplane has already operated its first flights from Moscow (Vnukovo) to Norilsk and Yakutsk carrying much-needed essential consumer goods for the population of the Siberian and Far Eastern parts of Russia, including perishables, general cargo and e-commerce shipments.

‘We are delighted to have this new type of aircraft into our fleet. Being the upgraded version of Boeing 737, the airplane has more technical and operational capabilities. They allow us to offer more main-deck cargo capacity thanks to extended fuselage which is 6 meters longer and broaden our solutions for transportation of various types of shipments, including oversized which could be loaded through wider main deck cargo door. We feel confident that with this new AC type we will be able to guarantee high-service quality for our customers, leveraging trade flows at the markets we operate at, with special focus on China-Russia and its emerging volumes of cross-border e-commerce and mail shipments, as well as gradually increasing aircraft utilization within our existing network,’ – said Dmitry Obsharov, General Director for Atran Airlines.

Apart from accommodating 11 standard aviation pallets (2235×3175 mm) and container in the cargo compartment, Boeing 737-800BCF incorporates a reconfigurable cargo handling system easily adjustable for various types of ULDs. Its advanced technical characteristics together with stage 4 noise certification make it an ideal aircraft for European short and medium-haul cargo operations, enabling easy and seamless delivery of express and mail consignments.

Boeing 737-800BCF is the newcomer for Volga-Dnepr Group which will complement existing fleet of An-124-100, Il-76TD-90VD, Boeing 747F and Boeing 737-400F and expand the Group’s air freight solutions.

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