Freight Newly found CargoLogicGermany receives first B737 freighter

  • CargoLogic Germany

Newly established cargo operator CargoLogicGermany has received its first freighter aircraft.

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The carrier, which is a fully-owned subsidiary of the Volga-Dnepr Group, took delivery of a first Boeing 737-400 freighter aircraft. The 737 was welcomed at its new home airport, Leipzig (Germany), with a water salute.

D-ACLG, a Boeing 737-400(F) was ferried to Leipzig from Jacksonville (FL) via Gander and Glasgow Prestwick. The aircraft was converted to a freighter in Jacksonville, after it flew with many airlines over the past couple years. Originally, CargoLogicGermany´s first 737 performed its first flight 21 years ago.

CargoLogicGermany is currently being established as new German cargo airline. The operator hasn´t yet received its AOC certification, but is in constructive talks with the German authority Luftfahrtbundesamt, stated the airline.

Over the course of the arrival of CargoLogicGermany´s first Boeing 737-400, managing director Ulrich Ogiermann said in a statement: “The arrival of the first plane at its future home base is an important milestone along our journey of launching flight operations here at Leipzig/Halle Airport during spring this year [...] All the measures required for this from both organisational and operational points of view are proceeding at full speed. We’re therefore involved in a constructive dialogue with the Federal Aviation Office in this regard.”

With the new subsidiary airline in Germany, the Volga-Dnepr Group seeks to furthermore strengthen its presence in the European freight market. According to Ogiermann, CargoLogicGermany plans to be operational with a fleet of 10 Boeing 737 Freighter within three years, underlining the ambitious plans of the carrier.

In recent years, Volga-Dnepr opened an MRO facility at Leipzig. Now, CargoLogicGermany could use the group´s facilities as well.

The Volga-Dnepr Group has been in the international airfreight industry since 1990. It is being considered as one of the leading companies in transporting oversized and heavy cargo. Currently, the Group has 3,500 employees and incorporates various operators like Volga-Dnepr, AirCargoLogic or Atran.

Headquartered in Moscow, Russia, Volga-Dnepr Group members are operating cargo flights with 12 Antonov An-124s, five Ilyushin IL-76TDs, Boeing 747-400Fs, 747-8Fs and 737Fs.

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