July 13 - Volga-Dnepr Group has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with GE Aviation, incorporating a long-term logistics support programme in which Volga-Dnepr's Boeing 747-8 and AN-124 freighters will provide transportation services for the General

The contract also covers the expansion of Volga-Dnepr Group's TrueChoice Flight Hour agreement with GE for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of 88 additional GEnx-2B engines that power its B747-8 freighters.

"We perceive GE Aviation not just as a leading vendor of jet and turboprop engines and components," said Alexey Isaikin, president of Volga-Dnepr Group.

"They stand out as a reliable partner of our group of companies, and our partnership has been strengthened over many years through our successful AN-124 charter operations and B747 scheduled services for GE companies."