One of Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ IL-76TD-90VD freighters was the ultimate ‘bus stop’ for an 18 meter Irisbus Citelis bus on its journey from Turin in Italy to Astana, Kazakhstan.
Iveco Italy, a leading passenger transport business, urgently needed to deliver the bus to the capital of Kazakhstan for a special promotion in the local market. Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ received the transportation request on 25th November and the flight was confirmed the following day, enabling its operations department to begin making all of the necessary preparations for the flight. This is the first time a vehicle of such length has been carried onboard the IL-76TD-90VD.
Volga-Dnepr’s specialists needed to devise a method to load the bus safely into the 19-meter cargo hold of the IL-76TD-90VD. The solution was to reduce the angle of the aircraft’s extension ramp using special loading equipment to allow the bus to drive safely onboard and to be flown to its destination on-time.
The flight to Kazakhstan was organized by Chapman-Freeborn Airchartering Italy S.R.L on behalf of Iveco Italy.