Volga-Dnepr operates first charter flight for GECAS

posted on 20th November 2018 by Justin Burns
Volga-Dnepr operates first charter flight for GECAS

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered two GE-90 aero engines and accompanying aerospace equipment for aviation leasing and financing firm GECAS.

The payload onboard 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 tons.

The GE-90’s dimensions of 750x380x380 cm and weight of 12,000 kg in its transportation stand means it can 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.

Volga-Dnepr GE global key account manager, Russell Means said: “We are delighted to have GECAS among our customers, extending our long-term and reliable partnership with General Electric. It is an honor 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 organize this charter taking into consideration all requirements and guaranteeing a high-quality logistics service.”

In the first nine months of 2018, Volga-Dnepr Airlines has organised more than 130 deliveries of aerospace equipment onboard its unique fleet of 12 124-100 and five Il-76TD-90VD freighters.