EUROPE & CIS: Volga-Dnepr carries longest ever shipment

Outsize and heavyweight air cargo specialist, Volga-Dnepr Airlines, has carried the longest ever shipment on board one of its IL-76 freighters – a telescopic slip joint transported from Prestwick in Scotland to Pointe Noire, Congo. Measuring 1,981cms in length and 82cms diameter, the 15,500 kilos slip joint was delivered on board one of the airline’s […]


Outsize and heavyweight air cargo specialist, Volga-Dnepr Airlines, has carried the longest ever shipment on board one of its IL-76 freighters – a telescopic slip joint transported from Prestwick in Scotland to Pointe Noire, Congo.

Measuring 1,981cms in length and 82cms diameter, the 15,500 kilos slip joint was delivered on board one of the airline’s new IL-76TD-90VD freighters on behalf of TransOcean Off shore Deepwater Drilling Inc. It was part of a 22,500 kilos shipment that also included a 762cm long, 6,000 kilos ‘pup joint cross over’.