EUROPE: AirBridge Cargo awarded Canadian AOC

AirBridge Cargo Airlines (ABC) has been awarded an Air Operator’s Certificate by Transport Canada. Canada requires foreign airlines to obtain its own national AOC, which attests to the airline’s competence regarding its ability to conduct a safe operation and clearly defines who is in charge of its safety programme and policy. This ist he first […]


AirBridge Cargo Airlines (ABC) has been awarded an Air Operator’s Certificate by Transport Canada. Canada requires foreign airlines to obtain its own national AOC, which attests to the airline’s competence regarding its ability to conduct a safe operation and clearly defines who is in charge of its safety programme and policy. This ist he first step towards any airline gaining permission to operate to and from Canada.

Denis Ilyin, senior vice president,Strategy and Commercial at ABC, said:”This important achievement is yet another endorsement of the progress AirBridge Cargo has made since its launch in 2004 and highlights our proven operating record. It also gives us the ability to apply to fly to and from Canada in the future.”

AirBridge Cargo was awarded its own AOC by the Russian Government in October 2006. This was a key milestone in Volga-Dnepr Group’s strategic development plan to operate financially independent and operationally strong scheduled and charter cargo airlines.

ABC’s current schedule offers 15 Boeing 747 freighter flights per week ex Frankfurt and six services a week from Amsterdam to Russia, providing daily and twice daily operations to Moscow,two flights a week to St. Petersburg and six services a week to Krasnoyarsk. As well as its current three flights a week to and from Japan, ABC operates seven services a week to and from Shanghai and four flights a week to and from Beijing. Italso serves Hong Kong with seven flight seach week