Volga-Dnepr looks to expand in aerospace, humanitarian and oil & gas
16 / 02 / 2016
Volga-Dnepr Airlines has announced the appointment of three global directors to push its expansion in the aerospace, humanitarian, and oil & gas sectors.
Axel Kaldschmidt has been appointed global director, aerospace Industry.
Aerospace customers account for 30% of Volga-Dnepr’s annual business and since its launch, the airline has operated over 5,250 flights for customers in the industry, delivering nearly 175,000 tonnes of cargo such as satellites, helicopters, aircraft and parts.
Fayçal Boumerkhoufa is the newly-appointed global director, oil & gas industry, a sector that produces some 13% of the group’s annual business and has so far seen Volga-Dnepr has transport 90,000 tonnes of cargo for oil & gas customers onboard 1,135 flights.
The types of cargoes carried include drilling equipment, pumps, power houses, blowout preventers and christmas trees (oil equipment components), tube bundles, pipeline valves, vents and pipe layers, compressors, heat exchangers, stabilisers, and control units.
Colon Miller has been appointed global director of humanitarian, government & defence programmes.
He will “work closely with customers to ensure the timely and secure delivery of cargoes that include mobile hospitals and other medical equipment, instruments and medicines, water purification equipment, laboratory containers, generators, telecom equipment, heavy trucks, cranes and other vehicles, helicopters, boats, food supplies, clothes and other general cargo”.
To date, Volga-Dnepr has delivered over 75,000 tonnes of cargo to people in need in 93 countries.
All three global directors will be based in Volga-Dnepr’s US office in Houston.
Dennis Gliznoutsa, vice President, sales at Volga-Dnepr Airlines, said: “We have seen sustained growth in these three sectors over many years and have developed strong working partnerships with leading companies and organisations, who value our transport and logistics expertise.
“Axel, Fayçal and Colon are already well-known and highly respected in their respective sectors. These appointments will enable them to focus their energies and share their knowledge and expertise in a way that continues to add the greatest value for our customers.”