Volga-Dnepr Airlines brings back An-124-100 into operations

The airline earlier pulled out its An-124 fleet on safety grounds due to an incident in Novosibirsk that forced an emergency landing.

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Volga-Dnepr's An-124-100

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has restarted the commercial operations of its An-124-100 fleet after it had pulled out the freighters on safety grounds in November, due to an incident in Novosibirsk that forced an aircraft to do an emergency landing.

Konstantin Vekshin, chief commercial director of Volga-Dnepr Group, said the company is in the process of diligent execution of service directives and technical checks are on the right track.

It appears that we have been able to restart our An-124-100 operations before the end of this year,” Vekshin noted.

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As expected, our first An-124-100 is back in the air again. The ultimate return will be incremental and we will still take our time to follow the guidelines reflected in the service directives,” he added.

Volga-Dnepr has taken a thorough approach towards the relaunch of its An-124 commercial operations to secure the utmost flight safety in line with existing industry and internal standards.

The company will be discussing the return to service and availability of An-124s with the customers individually and will keep them and the market informed about the situation.

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