A Boeing 777 Freighter joined the Volga-Dnepr
Group fleet on Monday.
The aircraft will begin
operations with AirBridgeCargo, a subsidiary of Volga-Dnepr, via a sale-leaseback
agreement with Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE).
“We are delighted to welcome Volga-Dnepr Group as
our newest customer as they introduce the 777 Freighter to their fleet,” said Firoz Tarapore, DAE’s Chief Executive Officer. “DAE
Capital is the world’s largest lessor of the profitable and
efficient 777 Freighter. We look forward to a long and rewarding
relationship with Volga-Dnepr Group as they continue to grow their
Volga-Dnepr Group is among the
world's largest Boeing freighter operators, flying 17 747
freighters and five 737 freighters, including 13 747-8F, four
747-400ERF, two 737-800BCF and three 737-400SF.
The 777 Freighter, which can fly 4,970 nautical
miles (9,200 kilometers), can carry a payload of 224,900 lbs.
The 747F and 777 freighters are capable of
carrying tall and outsized cargo loads on 3-meter (10-foot) tall
pallets. This common main-deck pallet height capability enables
interchangeable pallets for both models. In addition, the 777F
main deck side cargo door is 3.72 meters
(146.5 inches) wide, giving that airplane outsized carriage capability
beyond tall payloads.
"We are honored to partner with Dubai
Aerospace Enterprise and Volga-Dnepr Group to introduce the 777
Freighter to Volga’s customers,” said Ihssane Mounir, Senior Vice
President of Commercial Sales and Marketing, The Boeing Company.
“We look forward to introducing the unsurpassed efficiency and
capability of the 777 Freighter to complement Volga’s existing
Volga-Dnepr is the 19th operator to date to use