July 3 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines' AN-124-100 and IL-76TD-90VD freighters have delivered more than 80 tonnes of oil and gas equipment to Cape Town in South Africa.
The AN-124 flight carried five 13 m long pipes weighing 60 tonnes, which had been trucked to Singapore's Changi Airport, before being placed onto airport dollies and towed to the aircraft for loading using the freighter's onboard cranes. The delivery was operated on behalf of logistics company UTI South Africa.
Urgent transportation of oil equipment, which included two subsea risers (measuring 13.5 m and 7.5 m in length) required to complete the repair of a broken semi-submersible drilling rig, from Stavanger, Norway was also organised by Volga-Dnepr onboard one of its IL-76TD-90VD cargo aircraft. This equipment was delivered on behalf of French broker ATS International.