Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Cargo Airline Delivers Vital Supplies in Latest Russian Freight Project

First Patrol Boats and then TV Vehicles to Support Asia Pacific Summit
Shipping News Feature

RUSSIA – Following our story last month telling how two patrol boats as support for security were airlifted by Volga-Dnepr Airlines to the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) Summit taking place in Vladivostok, Russia, the company has successfully completed the latest in a series of cargo flights delivering equipment needed for the event, carrying well over a hundred tonnes of freight in all from Moscow by air.

On the 1st September one of the airline’s IL-76TD-90VD freighters carried 16 tons of equipment from Moscow to Vladivostok, including scenery settings, electronic equipment and interior architecture. This flight was number four in a series of cargo operations performed by Volga-Dnepr Airlines for the APEC 2012 Summit, which commenced the following day.

In addition to the patrol boats Volga-Dnepr had subsequently followed up with two more AN-124 operations in August carrying television equipment, lighting units, generators and special TV vehicles used for broadcasting of the Summit on Government Channel Russia. The total payload of both chartered flights alone exceeded 110 tonnes and Volga-Dnepr also provided additional logistics services for its customer. Maxim Prokhorov from the airline’s Engineering and Logistics Centre commented:

“We were able to use our expertise to meet all of the customer’s requirements and to ensure all goods were delivered safely and on-time to Vladivostok. Clearly, such important operations and the preliminary arrangements for them demanded prompt attention, careful consideration and great responsibility from everyone involved.”

Photo: Equipment loaded in Moscow for carriage to Vladivostok