We have an extensive experience transporting
cargo for the aerospace industry:

Satellites and Launch vehicles

Aircraft parts and components, different types of aircraft engines

Helicopters and parts


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Our fleet


up to 120t max payload

Cargo compartment dimensions 36.5x6.4x4.4v
The AN-124-100 “Ruslan” is the world’s largest series-produced ramp aircraft
Volga-Dnepr is the biggest international AN-a24-100 operator in the world


up to 50t max payload

Cargo compartment dimensions 20x3.45x3.4v
The aircraft is fully compliant with icao's standards and is approved for global operations pallet capacity

Boeing 747

up to 135t max payload

In addition to the seven Boeing 747-400 cargo, the group invested in ten of the next generation Boeing 747-8F, the most modern cargo aircraft of its type ever built by Boeing

Boeing 737

up to20t max payload

The group''s three Boeing 737 freighters provide regional cargo lift and are used as part of Volga-dnepr’s “cargo supermarket” service offering alongside the rest of the fleet

Our unique capabilities:

  • A fleet of 12 An-124-100 freighters, the world’s largest series-produced cargo aircraft.
  • 5 modernised IL-76TD-90VD freighters approved by ICAO for global operations
  • 17 modern Boeing 747 freighters and 3 Boeing 737 freighters for more conventional cargo deliveries
  • Bespoke engineering design-and-build solutions to ensure complex cargoes can be carried by air and to protect their integrity during air and road transport, as well as loading and unloading
  • The provision of specialist loading equipment, including the group’s own patented systems developed by its in-house engineers
  • The extraordinary size of the An-124-100 ‘Ruslan’ cargo cabin allows the carriage not only of such big aircraft parts as wings, but also whole fuselages of mid-size aircraft and heavy helicopters.
  • Assistance with documentation, including customs clearance and insurance
  • End-to-end logistics support
  • Operational bases across the globe to provide faster and more cost-efficient access to its fleet and services
  • Thanks to the unique capabilities of its fleet and loading and discharge equipment developed by the company, the transportation of space equipment can be accomplished without disassembling the shipment or any additional preparations.
  • The supply of cranes to load and unload heavy and outsize shipments as well as road transport from the manufacturing site to the point of final delivery
  • For airlines and aircraft maintenance suppliers, Volga-Dnepr regularly transports spare parts, components and aircraft engines to MRO facilities around the world.

Main directions of Volga-dnepr flights: since 1990

of aerospace cargo
carried by Volga-Dnepr
The majority of our customers have long-term relationships with Volga-Dnepr because they have seen our capability and trust us to deliver their cargo safely, on-budget and on-time to anywhere in the world. Axel Kaldschmidt Global Director Aerospace Volga-Dnepr

Our Customers

Since 1990, the world's leading suppliers of air transport and space equipment, state aerospace agencies, helicopter companies and aircraft operators have entrusted Volga-Dnepr with their most important and complex supply chain challenges.


With proven experience supporting space exploration missions and delivering sensitive satellite technology for leading space agencies, Volga-Dnepr’s unrivalled capabilities guarantees the safe delivery of your cargo.




From small aviation components to wings and entire aircraft, Volga-Dnepr has established itself as a vital partner in the aerospace logistics supply chain for world leading companies.




Volga-Dnepr has transported for some of the leading names in helicopter manufacturing with our An-124-100 being able to accommodate 4 MI-8 or MI-17, 3 Super Puma, or 5 AH-64 to name a few.




Since 1990, the aerospace industry has represented one of Volga-Dnepr group's biggest customer sectors.

Our experts are ready to assist you 24/7

Case Studies


Two IL-76TD-90VD freighters safely delivered highly-sensitive satellites (930Kb).

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All three helicopters were delivered on the same flight onboard An-124-100. (470Kb)

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Volga-Dnepr is an Active Contingency Supplier for the Boeing 787 Programme. (1.43Mb)

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Our unique "Cargo Supermarket" concept is designed to offer customers the most efficient logistical solution for every shipment. (200Kb)

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  1. If you have your own instructions for the transportation of your helicopter model, please send these to us for approval prior to shipment.
  2. All closed space, such as fuel tanks, etc, must not be hermetically sealed in order to equalize the air pressure inside and outside of them during the flight.
  3. Confirm with the airline how the helicopters are going to be transported, including which parts of the helicopters are to be dismantled and how to pack the dismantled parts.
  4. If you are planning to place an additional partof the cargo in the helicopter cabin, secure it in accordance with the maximum flight overloads in order to avoid damage of the cargo. Notify the company regarding this, specifying the weight of the additional piece, in order for the company to be able to complete the load planning and navigational calculations. Information regarding the maximum operating loads is provided to the customer in Appendix 2 of the charter contract. If required, this information can be provided separately.
  5. Supply information on any dangerous goods that form part of the cargo.
  1. Inform the airline if you have special requirements for the transportation (air temperature and pressure in the cargo cabin). During the flight, the pressure in the cargo cabin is lower. The air pressure in the cargo cabin of the An-124-100 transport aircraft may be reduced to 250 mbar.
  2. Provide the airline with an accurate list of any additional load to be sent with the helicopter. This is required for load planning.
  3. Inform the airline about which components can be used for mooring helicopters. The airline will send you the provisional mooring scheme for approval.
  4. The airline will ask you to approve its planned use of technology for loading and transportation. Please review it and either give consent or explain the reasons for any questions you have and everything possible will be done to find a solution.
  5. Talk to the airline if you have any questions or concerns. Solving issues during the preparation stage will avoid any problems or delays during the actual transportation.


  1. For the most effective transportation of aircraft parts, such as the fuselage, wings and stabilizers, it is advisable to involve Volga-Dnepr at the design stage.
  2. The airline will offer technical and logistics solutions for transportation and confirm the transportation methods.
  3. The load must be equipped with appropriate rigging and mooring sites.
  4. Cargo and its packaging must be capable of sustaining all maximum operating conditions during flight.
  5. All confined spaces must have a connection with the environment to equalize the air pressure inside and outside of them in order to avoid damage.
  6. Provide a complete list of the goods to be transported, showing the individual weight and size of each item. Packaging must comply with the airline’s requirements.
  7. When transporting aero engines, provide the engine drawings on the transport frame to be used.
  8. Provide a list of any hazardous goods that form part of the shipment, indicating the UN number.


  1. Contact the airline to discuss transportation ahead of the design phase of the special containers or other transport devices to be used for the shipment.
  2. Supply drawings of your cargo to the airline and confirm the required conditions of carriage. The airline will offer the most suitable type of aircraft and the best technical and logistics solutions.
  3. Cargo and its packaging must be capable of sustaining all maximum operating conditions during flight.
  4. The airline will propose the method of loading and confirm the requirements for preparing the cargo. The optimum, most mutually acceptable solution will be determined in the design phase.
  5. Notify the airline of the presence of any substances or items classified as dangerous goods that form part of your shipment.
  6. Change of pressure during air transportation must be considered in the preparation of the cargo. The airline will answer all customer questions relating to the conditions of carriage.