EUROPE: AirBridge Cargo gets first new 747-400F

Russia’s AirBridgeCargo Airlines, a subsidiary of the Volga-Dnepr Group, recently celebrated delivery of its first new 747-400 Freighter to enter the cargo operator’s expanding fleet. The 747-400F is the first of two leased from GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS) that will expand AirBridgeCargo’s existing fleet of five 747-200/-300 Freighters. "The Boeing 747-400 Freighter is the […]


Russia’s AirBridgeCargo Airlines, a subsidiary of the Volga-Dnepr Group, recently celebrated delivery of its first new 747-400 Freighter to enter the cargo operator’s expanding fleet. The 747-400F is the first of two leased from GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS) that will expand AirBridgeCargo’s existing fleet of five 747-200/-300 Freighters.

"The Boeing 747-400 Freighter is the world’s leading cargo airplane and will bring new efficiencies to AirBridge- Cargo," said Gennady Pivovarov, senior vice president of Production, AirBridge- Cargo.

The most recent Boeing World Air Cargo Forecast projects that the cargo market between the Commonwealth of Independent States and Europe will grow at an overall average annual rate of 5.7 per cent during the 2005 – 2025 forecast period.