Volga-Dnepr Group has opened an operations base at Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
The facility is an expansion of the group’s sales office, first established in 2001 and has been opened to provide local expertise to customers in North and South America.
Executive president, charter cargo operations at Volga-Dnepr Group, Konstantin Vekshin said that Volga-Dnepr will position one of its AN-124-100 freighter aircraft at the gateway. Crews, technical support teams and special loading equipment for unique cargoes will also be based on site.
“The base will be staffed by load planning engineers and loadmasters, operations, navigation and ground handling specialists, and provide unique and specialised on-site engineering and delivery solutions to enable the safe and secure transportation of heavy and outsize cargoes,” he added.
Aviation director of Houston Airports, Mario Diaz says that developments such as Volga-Dnepr’s operations base is helps foster future growth in cargo operations at the airport.