September 10 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered an 11-tonne oil and gas pump from the Netherlands to Turkmenistan onboard one of its IL-76TD-90VD freighters.

The pump was packed inside a wooden crate in order to protect the cargo during its flight, as well as its road transport from Mary International Airport to its final destination in Farab, Turkmenistan.

Volga-Dnepr organised the flight, permits and overland transportation in Central Asia, on behalf of Agility Projects Rotterdam.

"We loaded the cargo using a trailer and special cradles developed by Volga-Dnepr's engineers to pull the cargo into the airplane using the aircraft's rail system," explained Azat Yakupov, senior engineer, dangerous cargo at Volga-Dnepr Airlines.