December 3 - Heavy lift and outsize air cargo carrier Volga-Dnepr says its Volga-Dnepr Technics (VDT) division has obtained approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to open a line maintenance station at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport.

VDT will offer maintenance up to A Check level and related services for Boeing 737 Classic models and Boeing 747 family aircraft.

Volga-Dnepr Technics will be the first aircraft maintenance provider at Vnukovo Airport able to handle the Boeing 747-8, the latest modification of the Boeing 747.

Volga-Dnepr will now operate maintenance bases at three airports in Moscow - Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo and Vnukovo - bringing to 10 the number of airports around the world at which VDT operates.