Aviation News

January 27, 2012

AirBridgeCargo Receives Russia’s First Boeing 747-8 Freighter

Russia’s AirBridgeCargo Airlines on Thursday took delivery of its first of five Boeing 747-8 Freighters on order. The delivery was Boeing’s first of a 747-8 this year.

AirBridgeCargo Airlines Boeing 747-8F VQ-BLQ takes off on a test flight

The first Boeing 747-8F (VQ-BLQ) for AirBridgeCargo Airlines takes off on a test flight. (Photo by Boeing)

Moscow-based AirBridgeCargo, a subsidiary of Volga-Dnepr Group, plans to use the new aircraft to expand its network. “We have a firm belief that our established and new customers will greatly benefit from the additional features the airplane will provide such as enhanced payload,” said Tatyana Arslanova, executive president of AirBridgeCargo Airlines. “With the introduction of the Boeing 747-8F, we’ll have the youngest freighter fleet in the industry while maintaining the highest standards of environmental compliance.”

AirBridgeCargo also holds an option for up to five more aircraft once the first five are delivered.