Aviation News

January 27, 2012

AirBridgeCargo Receives Russia’s First Boeing 747-8 Freighter

More articles by »
Written by: admin
Tags: , , , , ,

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.



About the Author

admin





 
 

 

Southwest Airlines Announces Entry into the Hawaiian Market

Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly announced on Wednesday evening, the airline’s intention to apply for ETOPS certification of their Boeing 737-800 for service to Hawaii. Kelly said “A day long-awaited by our customers, ...
by Douglas Wint
0

 
 

Elon Musk Announces Plans for Long- and Short-Haul Spaceflight

In light of his recently announced plans for the future of space flight, could Elon Musk's plans for a BFR be a BFD?
by Stephanie Gehman
0

 

 

JetBlue Unveils A Refreshed “JetGreen” For The NY Jets

JetBlue Airways recently unveiled a newly updated "JetGreen", the airline's New York Jets special livery, at an event in New York City.
by Douglas Wint
0

 
 

Making Rain Shine: Behind the Scenes with the 2017 USAF Viper Demo Team

Demonstrating the high performance characteristics of the F-16 in the subsonic and transonic flight envelope, the Viper Demo Team packs pride, professionalism and dedication into a 15-minute aerial demonstration.
by Mark Kolanowski
0

 
 

British Airways Arrives in Fort Lauderdale

British Airways begins service to Fort Lauderdale, its fourth destination in Florida, and its 25th airport in the United States.
by Mark Lawrence
0