Friday, August 9, 2013

Another Outer Space Consignment Shipped as Freight with Russian Air Cargo Carriers

Aerospace Industry Provides Rich Pickings for ABC
Shipping News Feature

FRANCE – RUSSIA – Earlier this month, AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) transported a 16-tonne satellite on one of its Boeing 747-400 freighters from Toulouse, France to Krasnoyarsk, Russia. The Moscow based company, part of the Volga-Dnepr Group, handles high value cargo shipments for aerospace clients on a regular basis and so far this year, has carried over 1,000 tonnes of freight consisting of similar industry consignments including other items destined for outer space, aircraft components, helicopter spares and engines.

ABC says it is seeing the results of its focus on service quality provided to its customers in terms of regularity and punctuality paying off, with more and more customers recognising the company as a reliable service provider. Denis Ilin, Executive President of ABC, said:

“We have established a proven track record for the movement of highly sensitive and valuable aerospace cargoes and are now seen as a reliable transportation partner by clients in the industry. Our sister airline, Volga-Dnepr Airlines, works with leading aerospace customers for the delivery of outsize and heavyweight shipments and as part of our ‘cargo supermarket’ service, ABC provides a cost-efficient option for cargoes where B-747 transportation is the most viable solution.

“In the current market conditions, adherence to published schedules and on-time performance are more important than ever and they have a great impact on the choices customers make and the further development of companies. Like all airlines, we are aware of the need to be constantly improving our service levels to be competitive in the market and in support of this, we have looked at our fleet optimisation programme, how we manage our route network and our management processes to find ways to enhance our service quality. This is already showing positive results and we will be increasing our efforts to continue this upward trend.”