Volga-Dnepr saves plane stranded in the Azores

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Volga-Dnepr Airlines used its AOG (aircraft on ground) service to deliver a new engine to an Air Caraibes Airbus A330-323 stranded in the Azores.

An IL-76TD-90VDs was dispatched with a team of AOG specialists organising delivery of the replacement aircraft engine from Paris Orly Airport to Lajes Airport on Terceira Island, where the A330 had made an emergency landing due to engine issues.

The second IL-76 flight transported the damaged engine back to Orly for maintenance work and restoration.

The process involved in managing the charter request followed standard procedures established by the AOG service, which was launched to manage the delivery of urgent spare parts to stranded aircraft.

Once a request is received, all related Volga-Dnepr departments are placed on alert, ready to activate the necessary fast coordination and approval of all the flight preparation stages, including loading confirmation, airport slots and traffic rights.

Volga-Dnepr Group vice president for sales and marketing, Robert van de Weg says: “Our 28 years of experience and expertise, as well as our unique freighter fleet, enables us to guarantee the prompt and high-quality response needed in these situations.

“We see an increasing demand for our AOG service and will continue to expand the boundaries of our services, embracing new solutions and technologies for the benefit of our customers.”