November 20 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered a 23-tonne generator rotor on an IL-76TD-90VD freighter, from East Midlands Airport in the UK to St John's in Newfoundland, Canada.
The generator rotor, used in power production, was loaded at East Midlands Airport using the airline's specialist loading equipment and a 50-tonne crane.
The existing skid under the rotor would not have been strong enough to resist the G-forces during the flight so Volga-Dnepr worked with the rotor manufacturer, Brush Electrical Machines, to design a suitable packing and stowage system to make the cargo secure for carriage.
Volga-Dnepr helped to design a strong bearing, which was produced by Brush Electrical Machines, before the cargo was safely delivered to Canada.
The flight was carried out on behalf of Pinnacle International Freight.