CargoLogicAir, the new British cargo airline associated with AirBridgeCargo and the Volga-Dnepr Group, has signed an agreement with Volga-Dnepr Gulf to perform C-check maintenance on its B747-400 freighter. The London Stansted-based cargo airline has been performing charter services and servicing an ACMI contract since being awarded its Air Operator Certificate by the UK Civil Aviation Authority at the start of 2016.
The scope of works agreed with Volga-Dnepr Gulf includes airworthiness directive/service bulletin (AD/SB) accomplishment, modifications and Out-of-Phase (OOP) tasks.Victor Sherin, managing director of Volga-Dnepr Gulf, said: “We are proud to welcome another new airline customer and hope this first contract will lead to further maintenance projects and cooperation with CargoLogicAir as its freighter fleet grows.”
CargoLogicAir has recently taken delivery of its first B747-8 Freighter and has stated its intention to build a fleet of five B747-8F aircraft within five years as it aims to become a leading all-cargo airline in the European market.
Established in 1996, Volga-Dnepr Gulf provides a wide range of aircraft Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul services. Its modern 22,000 sqm hangar facility at Sharjah International Airport, which was open in 2013, allows the company to accommodate up to six narrow-body aircraft or two B747-size wide-body aircraft for maintenance at one time.
The hangar incorporates all of the equipment and workshops required to perform heavy base aircraft maintenance and is approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and other authorities to provide line and base maintenance services, notably for B747-400, B737 CL, B737NG and A320 Family aircraft.