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Mobile hospitals and equipment

Mobile hospitals and medical equipment

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Helicopters, boats and heavy machinery


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Humanitarian Transportation Solutions

Our solutions and expertise support every type of humanitarian cargo, providing a total transportation solution designed to save you time and to optimize your logistics budgets. Our experience embraces all types of humanitarian airlift requirements, from the delivery of heavy machinery or helicopters for rescue operations to mobile hospitals and large volumes of water purification equipment, tents or temperature-sensitive goods such as food supplies or pharmaceuticals.

  • Mobile hospitals and other medical equipment
  • Instruments and medicines
  • Water purification equipment
  • Shelter and WASH
  • Generators
  • Telecom equipment
  • Food and water supplies
  • NFIs and general cargo
  • Heavy trucks, cranes and other vehicles
  • Helicopters
  • Boats
  • Heavy machinery and equipment

Global Cargo Supermarket for Humanitarian Needs

we deliver vaccine and the field hospital

Volga-Dnepr Group’s strategy is founded on a ‘cargo supermarket’ concept that delivers a unique range of benefits for customers by utilizing our unique and highly-capable fleet of cargo aircraft in combination with our logistics support services and the knowledge and expertise of our global team. This enables us to create unique solutions in cargo transportation, which save our customers valuable time and money.

Our acknowledged expertise in combining air cargo charter and scheduled services to produce a customised response for your humanitarian needs is underpinned by the operating capabilities of four international cargo airlines as well as the Group’s over 20 supporting companies and 4000+ staff. We are a global team ready and capable of responding to all your humanitarian airfreight needs.

Our services utilize a combined fleet of 44 freighter aircraft, and our fleet is still growing. This enables us to offer an unrivalled global service capability, ready to support your humanitarian airlift requirements to airports in both the developed and developing world. From our Boeing 737F with its 20 tonnes payload capacity to the iconic Antonov 124-100 ramp transport aircraft, Volga-Dnepr Group is able to use its in-house logistics expertise to meet all your humanitarian aid delivery needs for every type of air cargo to even the most remote parts of the world.

Our fleet

an-124-100

x12
up to 150t max payload
An 124-100 technical specifications

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

Boeing 747

x21
up to 135t max payload
Boeing 747 technical specifications

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

IL-76TD-90VD

x5
up to 50t max payload
IL 76TD technical specifications

Cargo compartment dimensions 20x3.45x3.4m
Some 30% of the humanitarian flights we operate are performed by our fleet of modernised IL-76TD-90VD cargo aircraft, all approved by ICAO for international flight operations in compliance with the latest noise and emissions standards. All five aircraft were produced between 2005 to 2012 under a special, customized Volga-Dnepr Group order.

Boeing 737

x5
up to20t max payload
Boeing 737 technical specifications

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

THE AIRLINE FOR HUMANITARIAN AIRLIFTS

Volga-Dnepr takes great pride in meeting all of its customers' requirements for international humanitarian operations

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We work with leading humanitarian relief organizations

Volga-Dnepr Group cooperates with the world’s leading humanitarian organizations and takes great pride and responsibility in meeting all of its customers' requirements for international humanitarian operations.

Christmas child mission operation - download pdf

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD MISSIONS

Operation Christmas Child is an initiative promoted by an international evangelical Christian humanitarian organisation. (1.6Mb).

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WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME

Over the last 11 years, the World Food Programme (WFP) has been one of the most important customers for Volga-Dnepr in this sector. (4Mb)

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FIGHTING EBOLA

Volga-Dnepr Group has operated 15 flights and delivered 641.6 tonnes of cargo, including protective clothing for health workers, Mi-8 helicopters and mobile blood testing facilities. (5.8Mb)

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RED CROSS MISSIONS

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) mission is to ensure humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence. (1.3Mb)

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Myanmar and China relief aid - download pdf file

DELIVERING RELIEF AID TO  MYANMAR AND CHINA

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) helped to deliver over 160 tonnes of relief goods to the victims of the cyclone. (1.9Mb)

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PHILIPPINES: HUMANITARIAN AID TO TYPHOON VICTIMS

Volga-Dnepr Airlines rushes aid to Typhoon Haiyan victims in the Philippines (3.5Mb).

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MEET OUR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE TEAM

Our airline group sales team has a varied and diverse background in the freight, logistics and air charter industries and is well placed to understand the complexities and factors that the sector faces in responding to natural or man-made crises.

E. Andreeva, Business Development Manager – Humanitarian Programs

RANDY PREVETTE

Humanitarian Programs Development Manager


Randy spent 30+ years working with a major freight forwarder within the humanitarian sector. Starting with an urgent medical shipment to Uganda in 1999 Randy has been involved in almost every major humanitarian effort around the globe ever since, both a forward staging and on the ground management.

Contact Randy:
phone icon +1 346 831 9304
mail icon randy.prevette@volga-dnepr.us


STUART SMITH, Director of Humanitarian Airlifts Service

STUART SMITH

Global Director, Humanitarian & Development


Stuart’s involvement in the sector started in 2005 when he was first involved in aid flights after the Pakistan earthquake. His international air cargo career has seen him manage complex air emergencies for a wide INGO, UN and Red Cross customer base, working out of bases in Europe, Africa, the USA and the Middle East.

Contact Stuart:
phone icon +44 203 198 7042
mail icon Stuart.Smith@clm.aero


Ilya Gavrilin,Regional Sales Manager, APAC

ILYA GAVRILIN

Regional Sales Manager, APAC


Ilya started his career at Volga-Dnepr Group in 2011 in Ulyanovsk. In 2015 Ilya joined Volga-Dnepr APAC team in Hong Kong where he was directly involved in several humanitarian airlift projects including AN-124, IL-76 and Boeing-747 multimodal transportation to Vanuatu, Nepal, and during Ebola crisis in Africa.

Contact Ilya:
phone icon +852 3691 8641
mail icon ilya.gavrilin@volga-dnepr.com


LLOYD DSOUZA, Customer Service Executive Assistant

LLOYD DSOUZA

Development Executive


Lloyd's career in the Aid sector started in 2006. A specialist in providing logistical support for Humanitarian Missions/UN programs within the MENA and South Africa regions, Lloyd currently manages Aid/Relief development in East Africa and recently was deployed 'on ground' in Mozambique in support of our flights in aftermath of Cyclone 'Idai' efforts.

Contact Lloyd:
phone icon +44 203 8745 818
mail icon Lloyd.Dsouza@volga-dnepr.com


The team provided substantial assistance on all stages of transportation, and we felt very comfortable cooperating with them. UN logo Representative of UN Logistics OfficeUN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response

Questions and Answers

  • Volga Dnepr has its own in-house logistics team who can organize ground transportation to the airport of departure and, on arrival, to the cargo’s final destination. As well as road transportation, we can also provide special equipment for loading/unloading, airport logistics and take care of customs formalities at both ends. If you require a total transportation solution, we can manage this for you.
  • Volga-Dnepr group appreciates the unique operating nuances of the humanitarian sector. We do look to offer market-leading conditions (financial and commercial) for contracting of special air freight moves under humanitarian mandates.
  • Yes, during an emergency response situation we appreciate that without coordination, organizations may unconsciously respond to the same needs, duplicate efforts, and compete unnecessarily for limited transportation to provide a fast and effective humanitarian response. We welcome consolidation and can assist with advice and guidance throughout the project.
  • Our load planning and operations experts will ensure your cargo is loaded and unloaded safely and expeditiously. They will also help to ensure you optimise the cargo-carrying capabilities of our aircraft using the experience they have gained from 27 years of global air freight operations. Our unique An-124-100 and IL-76TD-90VD freighters are ramp-loading aircraft, which helps to reduce the time required for loading and offloading. They also incorporate onboard cranes and winching systems that mean our aircraft are self-sufficient when operating to parts of the world with little airport or equipment infrastructures. This enables us to operate to airports as close as possible to the cargo’s final destination, saving critical time and cost for humanitarian customers. We also offer a large range of patented loading systems for more complex cargoes. If other, specialist equipment is required, our network of global offices will ensure this is available to eliminate any delays in your cargo reaching its destination.
  • Our IL-767TD-90VD and An-124-100 freighters can accommodate cargo attendants for relief flights, subject to receiving the required prior approvals.
  • Yes, our ramp loading IL-76TD-90VD and An-124-100 cargo aircraft are specifically designed to operate to the most remote regions and airports of the world. The ability of both aircraft to serve such locations is further enhanced by their onboard cranes, winches and loading/offloading systems, which can eliminate or significantly reduce the need for handling equipment at the airport itself. This allows us to operate to airports with limited infrastructures. Since 1990, we have successfully completed flights to over 1,200 airports in more than 190 countries.
  • When older versions of the IL-76 were restricted from global operations due to noise and emissions considerations, Volga-Dnepr chose to invest in a modernised version of this highly-capable cargo aircraft to meet the requirements of our international customers. Volga-Dnepr now operates five of these modern IL-76TD-90VD aircraft, which are fully compliant with UK CAA Chapter 4/Stage 4 noise requirements and have been approved by the International Civil Aviation Organization for global operations. As well as modern engines and avionics, the new IL-76TD-90VD also has an increased payload capacity of up to 50 tonnes.
  • Attractive charter flight and scheduled air cargo rates are available to the Humanitarian & Development sector, and one of the major advantages of our organisation is the ability to synergise solutions between our different operating airlines in the event of complex solutions to emergency response requirements

In the News

Typhoon Mangkhut humanitarian airlift

Volga-Dnepr Airlines rushes relief supplies to help victims of Typhoon Mangkhut.

Volga-Dnepr Airlines organised a delivery of aid relief cargo to Guam in less than 24 hours, providing 64 tons of food supplies and bottled water to help victims of Typhoon Mangkhut. Within eight and-a-half hours of the customer’s confirmation, Volga-Dnepr had positioned one of its An-124-100...

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STUART SMITH, Director of Humanitarian Airlifts Service

Leipzig/Halle Airport is ideally equipped for “humanitarian logistics”

Leipzig/Halle Airport, working with the Volga-Dnepr Group and the Akkon University of Human Sciences, organised a specialist international conference on topics related to “Humanitarian Logistics” on 21 May this year. About 60 representatives from research institutes, government and non-government organisations, logistics companies, airports as well as airlines...

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humanitarian aid to Sulawesi

Volga-Dnepr flies humanitarian aid to Sulawesi

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered 29 tonnes of aid to Indonesia to support the humanitarian mission following the earthquake and tsunami that hit Sulawesi. The flight was performed using an IL-76TD-90VD from Chalon Vatry Airport in France to Balikpapan on request of the Crisis Centre of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Following arrival in Indonesia...

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missions to deliver humanitarian aid to Haiti

Volga-Dnepr Airlines flies missions to deliver humanitarian aid to Haiti

Volga-Dnepr Airlines operated a third flight as part of a humanitarian cargo delivery program to help victims of the strong earthquake in Haiti. The flight from Paris-Vatry Airport in France followed operations to Port-au-Prince from Geneva and Örebro. Volga-Dnepr completed its first aid flight within 24 hours of the earthquake. Volga-Dnepr's IL-76TD-90VD aircraft carried 30 tons of supplies...

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