Antonov not comfortable with Volga-Dnepr’s struggle

Antonov Airlines is certainly not enjoying watching the current struggles of its former partner, Volga-Dnepr, in a market that has been soft for everyone in the oversized cargo industry for a while now. Volga-Dnepr reported last month it was grounding two of its AN-124s. But that will have no real

Is Volga-Dnepr in financial crisis?

Volga-Dnepr Airlines is one of the most unique cargo companies in the world. Arising in the midst of the end of the Soviet Union, the Russian company found a valuable niche to be explored with the giant Antonov An-124 freighters, the special transport. With the availability of the military

Antononv to step away from Ilyushin revamped An-124

Antonov has called for a revamped variant of the An-124-100 aircraft being developed by Russia’s Ilyushin Design Bureau to be given a new designation on the grounds that the updates will result in key changes to the aircraft’s performance. Reports suggest that Ilyushin is developing deep modifications to

Court orders seizure of five Volga-Dnepr AN-124s Aircrafts

A Ukrainian court has ordered the seizure of five Volga-Dnepr AN-124s, alleging that the Russian carrier has not carried out legal maintenance checks.  Antonov claims Volga-Dnepr and European maintenance subsidiary Amtes have done unauthorised checks on the aircraft. The Ukraine’ manufacturer said the checks could only have been approved by Antonov’s MRO centre, and

ABC adds Dhaka to its international network

AirBridgeCargo Airlines is ramping up its footprint in Asia with the introduction of Dhaka to its international network. The company will offer customers twice-weekly frequencies to the capital of Bangladesh to accommodate the country’s emerging export flows, which have seen westbound volumes grow robustly in recent

Belugas could be sold next year as Airbus orders a sixth BelugaXL

Airbus has confirmed it has ordered a sixth BelugaXL, the next generation transporter which made its debut in Deeside last week. The Airbus board has agreed to add an extra BelugaXL and media reports suggest the planemaker is targeting a 2020 retirement date for the five existing Beluga ST transporter which first came into service in

Boeing 747 becomes interactive exhibit

A former KLM Boeing 747 aircraft will spend the rest of its retirement days parked in front of an Amsterdam Airport hotel, where it will serve as a museum, exhibit and 5D experience for aviation buffs.  It would be tempting to imagine that the iconic aircraft took a wrong

Global internet coverage with transportation of 6 satellites

Volga-Dnepr Airlines, the leader in airfreight solutions for oversized and super heavy shipments, has successfully completed the first delivery of satellites for the OneWeb constellation project. In cooperation with Volga-Dnepr’s partner, Bolloré Logistics, one of the airline’s An-124-100 freighters delivered six satellites from their manufacturing facility


ANTONOV Airlines has been named Air Freight Operator of the Year in the Freight Transport Association’s (FTA)’s 2018 FTA Logistics Awards. The Ukraine-based heavy lift carrier was commended for demonstrating industry leadership and excellence in the global air cargo sector upon receiving the accolade, last night at a glittering awards ceremony