ATRAN obtains Type 2 certification for animal transportation across Europe
ATRAN Airlines, an express cargo carrier within Volga-Dnepr Group, has been issued a Type 2 Transport certificate which allows the company to deliver live animals to, from and across Europe.
The certificate which is valid through 2026 has been granted after a successful certification process that covered preparation and submission of respective documents and acknowledgement of competence in live animals’ air transportations in line with IATA Live Animals Regulations (LAR) and European Council Regulation (EC).
Vitaliy Andreev, general director of ATRAN Airlines, highlighted, “Transportation of live animals is a very delicate and responsible multi-facet process which should be handled only by authorised and trust-worthy stakeholders. With IATA LAR trained personnel, a joint experience which we share with Volga-Dnepr and AirBridgeCargo colleagues and a capable fleet of freighters we are ready to organize dedicated transportations of various kinds of animals, concentrating mostly on day-old chicks and horses right now.”
ATRAN has been entrusted with live animals’ transportations before, with the delivery of Przewalski's horses to Russia back in 2016. Previously, handling such requests through one-time permission, the company will now be able to process charter or scheduled request faster thus optimising the whole process.
The company is set to support the AVI market with its fleet of B737 freighter which has just been enlarged with an additional B737-800BCF. Its technical capabilities powered by competence and experience will enable ATRAN to offer more solutions for its customers.