Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Another Outsize Cargo for Heavy Lift Air Specialist

Huge Engines Shipped from Texas to London
Shipping News Feature
US – UK – Outsize and heavy lift air cargo and project forwarding specialist, Volga-Dnepr has delivered two GE-90 aero engines and accompanying aerospace equipment for GECAS, the aviation leasing and financing firm.

The payload on board Volga-Dnepr’s An-124-100 freighter flight from Dallas, Texas, to London consisted of two GE-90 engines as well as two propulsors and fan cases and other equipment weighing a total of 64 tonnes. Each GE-90 weighs in at 12 tonnes, and at 7.5 metres long and 3.8 metres in diameter in their transportation stands it meant that the engines could only be transported using an An-124-100 aircraft.

All eight cargo positions, including engines, props, container and fan cases, were carefully loaded using the An-124-100’s internal cranes through the rear door of the aircraft. The An-124-100 is a unique ramp loading cargo plane, which is capable of both rear and nose door loading and is self-sufficient in all airports of the world owing to its on board loading equipment. Russell Means, GE Global Key Account Manager at Volga-Dnepr, commented:

“We are delighted to have GECAS among our customers, extending our long-term and reliable partnership with General Electric. It is an honour 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 organise this charter taking into consideration all requirements and guaranteeing a high-quality logistics service.”

Volga-Dnepr Airlines provides logistics solutions for various industries and covers all stages of the transportation process, from cargo inspection and packaging advice through to offloading at the chosen airport destination. In the first nine months of 2018, the company has organized more than 130 deliveries of aerospace equipment on board its fleet of twelve 124-100 and five Il-76TD-90VD freighters.