Bright Flight to base AN-26B at Paderborn-Lippstadt

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Left to right: Airport commercial manager, Roland Huser, Airport CEO, Dr Marc Cezanne, Bright Flight pilot, Ivan Obretenov, Bright Flight technician, Lyubomir Yankov, Bright Flight engineer, Ventsislav Banev, Bright Flight technician, Hristo Mihaylov, Bright Flight pilot, Gabor Szanto, Airport vice president marketing and sales, Klaus Marx,

Bright Flight has chosen Germany’s Paderborn-Lippstadt Airport (PAD) as its base for an Antonov AN-26B Freighter with a capacity of 5.5 tonnes.

The Bulgarian carrier, which was founded in May 2014 says it can now transport deliveries up to 5.5 tonnes at short notice to any location throughout Europe. Bright Flight says it mainly transports automotive and machine parts, but is also authorised to carry dangerous goods, medical equipment and live animals.

PAD chief executive officer, Dr Marc Cezanne says: “The ad hoc charter flights are essential for daily business and have been a necessity. Now more than 77,000 companies in our region will be able to gain from this stationing of Bright Flight.”

Bright Flight sales and marketing manager, Nikolay Panov says: “The perfect conditions at Paderborn-Lippstadt Airport allow us to perform efficiently for our clients. Through the flexible structures given here, urgent orders can be met within two hours after acceptance.”

Bright Flight has two AN-26Bs and one ATR 42-300. It has more than 40 full-time employees, including 20 European Union licenced crew members and 12 maintenance and engineering staff.