The IL-76TD-90VD freighter flight operated to Bintulu, Malaysia, from Jakarta in Indonesia.
The welding equipment and other cargo was required to repair a
malfunction of the main rotor at one of energy companies’ power stations
which provides electricity for the Malaysian state of Sarawak. All 11
pieces of cargo were packed in special crates for transportation and
were loaded using a three-ton capacity forklift vehicle.
Chapman Freeborn’s regional manager in Singapore, Anton Lomakin,
said: “This on-time transport operation was another excellent example of
how we work closely with Volga-Dnepr to deliver urgent cargo all over
the world. We value the Volga-Dnepr team’s professional work on behalf
of our clients.”
About - llyushin IL-76TD
The heavy cargo-carrying ramp aircraft, the llyushin IL-76TD is one the
most successful and popular aircraft in the history of air cargo
transportation. Its characteristics include its cargo cabin size,
carrying capacity, opportunity of autonomous loading without use
of special airport equipment and the possibility of using the aircraft
at airports with undeveloped infrastructure have remained its key
competitive advantages for over 25 years.
With the active participation of Volga-Dnepr Group, a modernized
version, the Ilyushin-76TD-90VD has been developed and built. The
aircraft is equipped with new PC-90A-76 engines and modern avionics. The
new modification of the Ilyushin-76TD-90VD does not have restrictions
in terms of flight geography and corresponds to the existing and
prospective requirements of ICAO. It is approved for worldwide flight
The aircraft has a tail loading entrance with expanding loading
ramps. For loading of substandard cargo, the cabin is equipped with two
electric winches of 3 tonnes traction each and 4 electric hoists with
a pulling capacity up to 10 tonnes.
Volga-Dnepr has 5 modernized Ilyushin-76-TD-90-VD aircraft in its fleet.
Source: volga-dnepr.com -05 April 2016
Photo: Volga-Dnepr Airlines IL-76TD-90VD in Malaysia