Volga-Dnepr delivers two aero engines and aerospace equipment to London for GECAS
Nov 20, 2018: All cargo carrier Volga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered two GE-90 aero engines and accompanying aerospace equipment for aviation 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 tonnes.
The GE-90’s dimensions of 750x380x380 cm and weight of 12,000 kilograms 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.
The An-124-100 is a unique ramp loading cargo plane, which is capable of both rear and nose door loading and is self-sufficient in all airports of the world owing to its onboard loading equipment.
“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,” stated Russell Means, GE Global Key Account manager at Volga-Dnepr.
In the first nine months of 2018, the company has organised more than 130 deliveries of aerospace equipment onboard its unique fleet of 12 124-100 and five Il-76TD-90VD freighters.