September 30 - The French trade commission UBIFRANCE has paid a visit to Volga-Dnepr Airlines in Ulyanovsk to gain a better understanding of its unique air logistics capabilities.

The delegation included members of UBIFRANCE, a French government organisation that comes under the aegis of the secretary of state in charge of foreign trade; representatives of the French Embassy in Russia; and senior executives from French aerospace corporations.

The group was hosted by members of Volga-Dnepr Airlines' senior management team, who provided a presentation on the airline and its range of transportation and logistics services before inviting the airline's guests to tour its flight operations and training centres.

The tour was completed by a visit to the airline's maintenance department at Ulyanovsk-Vostochny Airport, where technical staff shared their knowledge of the AN-124, highlighting its technical characteristics and bespoke loading equipment used for heavy and outsize cargo deliveries.

Both parties expressed their hope to cooperate in the future.