Freight Volga-Dnepr operates first flight for GECAS

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Volga-Dnepr Airlines has performed the first flight for aviation leasing and financing company GEACS.

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The cargo carrier delivered two GE-90 engines and aerospace equipment for GECAS. The An-124-100 flew from Dallas (United States) to London (UK). A total payload of 64 tons was transported, with one GE-90 already weighting 12,000 kg.

Due to the dimensions of the engine, only the An-124-100 is capable of carrying such a big engine. This is one reason, why the both companies decided to work together. But Volga-Dnepr Airlines not only transports engines for GECAS, furthermore the airline takes propulsors, fan cases and other equipment with on-board.

Russell Means, GE Global Key Account Manager at Volga-Dnepr said: “We are delighted to have GECAS among our customers, extending our long-term and reliable partnership with General Electric. It is an honor to support both companies with our expertise and experience and to find the most cost-efficient logistics solutions for their needs. Our active and dynamic team of cargo professionals was able to organize this charter taking into consideration all requirements and guaranteeing a high-quality logistics service.”

GE-90 engine
GE-90 engine © Volga Dnepr

Volga-Dnepr Airlines is an airline that has specialized on the transport of project cargo, heavyweight and outsize cargoes. The carrier provides logistics services to various industries. In the first nine months of 2018, the airline recorded more than 130 deliveries of aerospace equipment.

The fleet consists of 12 Antonov An-124-100 cargo aircraft and five Ilyushin Il-76TD-90VD freighters. The average fleet age is a 20.8 years. Volga-Dnepr Airlines has its main hub at Ulyanovsk Vostochny Airport and was initially founded in 1990.

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