Power Station for New Suez Canal Delivered

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered a 28-ton shipment of power stations from New York to Cairo, Egypt, that will be used to supply the Suez Canal widening project.

Before transportation on board one of Volga-Dnepr’s IL-76TD-90VD freighters, the airline’s engineers provided technical expertise to ensure the power stations would fit into the aircraft’s cargo hold.

The units, mounted into special 6-meter cradles, were originally too high for the IL-76 but this issue was quickly resolved when Volga-Dnepr engineers recommended demounting the top and side parts of the cradle to enable the cargo to be loaded using the airline’s wing-lift system, skates and rails.

The power stations will be used to support the project to widen the Suez Canel, which is due to be completed in August 2015.