Atran Airlines takes delivery of its first B737-800 freighter

March 22, 2019: Russian air express carrier Atran Airlines has received its first Boeing 737-800BCF.

With this aircraft delivery, the total number of freighters in its fleet sums to five.

Also, after completing certification of this aircraft in Russia, the airline becomes the first to operate this type of freighter and its customers will benefit from enhanced operational capabilities.

The freighter has already operated its first flights from Moscow (Vnukovo) to Norilsk and Yakutsk carrying much-needed essential consumer goods for the population of the Siberian and Far Eastern parts of Russia, including perishables, general cargo and e-commerce shipments.

In addition to accommodating 11 standard aviation pallets (2235×3175 mm) and containers in the cargo compartment, the Boeing 737-800BCF incorporates a reconfigurable cargo handling system which can be easily adjusted for various types of ULDs. Its advanced technical characteristics, together with ICAO Stage 4 noise certification, make it an ideal aircraft for European short and medium-haul cargo operations, enabling easy and seamless deliveries of express and mail consignments.

The Boeing 737-800BCF is a newcomer to Volga-Dnepr Group and complements its existing fleet of An-124-100, Il-76TD-90VD, Boeing 747F and Boeing 737-400F.