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Volga-Dnepr to withdraw from An-124 freighter uplift contract for NATO

Russia-based freighter aircraft group Volga-Dnepr has served notice that it is to quit the Strategic Airlift Interim Solution (SALIS) contract which provides airlift for European Union (EU) and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) countries. Two Antonov 124-100 aircraft, one each from Moscow-based Volga-Dnepr and Antonov SALIS, a subsidiary of Ukraines' Antonov Group,

Saudia Cargo appoints new CEO

Saudia Cargo has appointed Omar Hariri as its new chief executive officer (ceo). Saudia Cargo said that Hariri has extensive experience having held senior positions in the fields of transportation, supply and logistics. He has been tasked with coordinating the airline's transformation 2020 programme that encompasses: the development of services; improving performance; and

Volga-Dnepr launch new German freighter airline

Volga-Dnepr Group’s plan to launch a new freighter airline in Germany is nearing fruition, following the recruitment of air cargo expert Ulrich Ogiermann to consult and help launch the carrier. It is thought that the Russian group is planning an offshoot of CargoLogicAir in Leipzig. However, according to German aviation website Barig, Volga-Dnepr

Robert van de Weg rejoins Volga Dnepr as VP sales & marketing

Robert van de Weg, one of the air cargo industry’s leading commercial executives, has rejoined Volga-Dnepr Group as Vice President for Sales and Marketing. In his new role, he will embrace the commercial activities of all the Group’s airlines, namely AirBridgeCargo Airlines, Volga-Dnepr Airlines and Atran Airlines, with responsibility to strengthen

Volga-Dnepr Supplying Yamal LNG project

SABETTA PORT, Russia: Volga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered 130 tonnes of industrial equipment on behalf of AeroTransCargo for the Yamal LNG gas recovery project. AeroTransCargo has already delivered over 3,500 tonnes of equipment using Volga-Dnepr IL-76TD-90VD and An-124 aircraft in temperatures as low as -35° Celsius. “Our company is the contractor to one

Top management reshuffles at Aeroflot, CargoLogicAir

Russia’s national air carrier Aeroflot has announced the decision by Giorgio Callegari, formerly deputy CEO, Strategy and Alliances, to step down to pursue personal interests. The airline has launched a search for his successor. Callegari joined Aeroflot in 2011, having previously worked for Italy’s Malan Viaggi from 1986 to 1989 and, later, for

Leadership Role Hand-Over At CargoLogicAir

British cargo airline, CargoLogicAir (CLA), has confirmed management changes to support the next phase of its development strategy. Dmitry Grishin, who successfully led the establishment and launch of CLA as well as its initial network development, has now handed over his responsibilities to newly-appointed CEO David Kerr, a move previously announced

Russia Researchers Unveils SKYF Heavy Lift Drones

A new drone designed by Russian researchers is the hulk of the quadcopter world – and can carry a 400-pound (181-kg) payload and fly for up to eight hours. The multi-rotor, autonomous drone, called SKYF, was designed with logistics and agribusinesses companies in mind to create a air freight platform to