Volga-Dnepr shifts giant power stations
15 / 06 / 2015
Volga-Dnepr Airlines has flown from New York to Cairo, Egypt, a 28-ton shipment of power stations that will be used to supply the Suez Canal widening project.
Volga-Dnepr engineers provided technical expertise to ensure that the power stations, mounted into special six metre cradles, would fit into the IL-76TD-90VD’s cargo hold.
The units were originally too high for the IL-76 but this issue was quickly resolved when engineers recommended demounting the top and side parts of the cradle to enable the cargo to be loaded using the airline’s wing-lift system, skates and rails.
The power stations will be used to support the project to widen the Suez Canal, which is due to be completed in August 2015.
Volga-Dnepr completed the transportation on behalf of the Egyptian air charter broker Wi Fli Aviation Solutions, one of the airline’s longstanding partners.
Since Volga-Dnepr Airlines commenced operations in 1990 it has operated 763 flights and carried 51,923 tons of cargo for customers in the energy industry.