June 1 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines' Engineering & Logistics Centre (ELC) has completed the urgent delivery of a 40-tonne propeller shaft for a stricken ship from Germany to Brazil.

The 16 m long part was secured inside a bespoke transport frame and loaded onboard one of Volga-Dnepr's IL-76TD-90VD freighters at Germany's Laage airport, using a trailer and cranes organised by the ELC.

The flight from Laage to Florianopolis in Brazil was operated on behalf of Norwegian broker Aircontact Services.

"This was an especially urgent shipment that was needed in Brazil to repair a stricken ship," said Georgy Sokolov, sales director at Volga-Dnepr UK. "We were able to obtain all the required flight permissions from Germany, Brazil and countries along the route within 48 hours, which enabled us to operate the flight quickly and ensure the ship was fully operational again within the shortest possible timescale."