December 4 - Heavy lift and outsize air cargo specialist Volga-Dnepr Airlines has been awarded a license by the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) to perform transport operations for rockets, space mechanisms and rocket fuel.
A spokesperson for the carrier said the unlimited authority officially acknowledges Volga-Dnepr as a space cargo carrier.
The transportation of aerospace cargo is one of the key areas of Volga-Dnepr's heavy lift and outsized air cargo business. Over the last 20 years, the airline has successfully completed 3,312 aerospace flights.
Volga-Dnepr Airlines operates aerospace flights for customers from Germany, Kazakhstan, Canada, China, Russia, the USA and France to all of the world's leading space centres.