Simultaneous drilling equipment delivery to Kuwait by Volga-Dnepr

Drilling equipment is loaded into Volga-Dnepr Airlines freighters

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has completed two simultaneous Ilyushin IL-76TD-90VD cargo flights to deliver urgent mobile drilling equipment for an oil and gas customer in Kuwait.

The flights from Liege in Belgium carried 16 tonne mobile installations that drove into the cargo holds of the freighters. “As the cargo was required in Kuwait urgently, we operated two flights to ensure all of the drilling equipment arrived at the same time as opposed to a single aircraft taking longer to conduct both deliveries in sequence,” says Volga-Dnepr UK sales executive, Rinat Akhmetov.

Transporting equipment and materials for the oil and gas industry is one of Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ biggest areas of activity. Since the airline was founded in 1990, it has delivered more than 90,000 tonnes of oil and gas cargoes all over the world using its fleet of 10 Antonov AN-124-100 and five IL-76TD-90-VD freighters.