ATRAN, AirBridgeCargo Airlines deliver two engines from Russia to France
ATRAN Airlines (ATRAN) in cooperation with AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), both part of Volga-Dnepr Group, have accomplished a complex delivery of aircraft engines for Yakutia Airlines from Yakutsk (Russia) to Paris (France). Two Pratt & Whitney engines, PW123 for Bombardier Q-300, weighing 1,520 kilos in total were transported for MRO services.
Volga-Dnepr’s Cargo Supermarket concept which provides a one-stop-shop experience for all the customers enabled the ABC and ATRAN team to offer a complex multimodal solution that covered additional loading control in Yakutsk airport, export customs clearance in Krasnoyarsk airport, documentation processing, coordination of all the departments and constant communication with the customer.
Vitaliy Andreev, ATRAN’s general director, highlights, "Based on our unique expertise in engines’ transportations, qualified specialists, an extensive database with all the tech specifications and delivery requirements not only do we provide time and safe delivery but also complex logistics solution for our customers. Cargo Supermarket Concept allows for smooth coordination of all the organisational issues though one-stop-shop thus simplifying the process and making it more transparent."
In less than four days, ABC and ATRAN team coordinated all the details, with cargo being flown onboard ATRAN’s Boeing 737-800BCF on February 8 from Yakutsk to Krasnoyarsk. Upon arrival in Krasnoyarsk, both engines were reloaded onboard ABC’s Boeing 747-8F for further delivery to Amsterdam (the Netherlands) and trucking to the final destination in France.
Nikolay Glushnev, ABC’s general director, comments, "We understand the whole extent of responsibility when it comes to engine transportation which every time is organised in line with the industry and airlines’ standards, OEM guidelines and IATA DGR if needed. For the last four years, we have delivered over 3,000 engines across the globe supporting our customers even during the pandemic under new biosafety rules. We will keep on developing our solutions in this sector, including through a partnership with other carriers of Volga-Dnepr Group."