Volga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered two helicopters from Almaty, Kazakhstan, to Kuala Lumpur for PT Komala Indonesia to support Malaysian seasonal wildfire-fighting efforts.
The two Mi-8 helicopters, weighing more than 20 tons, were delivered together with spare parts, instruments, and accessories by one of Volga-Dnepr’s IL-76TD-90VDs. The helicopters were disassembled to meet loading requirements.
Ekaterina Andreeva, Commercial Director for Volga-Dnepr Airlines, commented that “The number of flights we perform on an annual basis for helicopter transportation demonstrates our recognized name in the industry. From specialized load planning to designing essential loading equipment, to working with dedicated cargo attendants, we ensure there is expert handling from the pre-planning stages through to final delivery.”
Unique to helicopter transportation is the truly global demand in where they are geographically needed. This requires even greater care by Volga-Dnepr in a COVID-19 world when flying such essential cargo. All aircraft are sterilized, and crew is equipped with PPE to maintain safety for all both on board, and at origin and destination.