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2014 Media Kit
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Singapore sports hub is pitch perfect thanks to ‘flying’ artifical grass machines

By: | at 03:56 PM | Air Cargo  

Two 9-ton artificial grass machines used to create sustainable sports stadium pitches have arrived in Maastricht in the Netherlands onboard a Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ IL-76TD-90VD.

The machines were flown in from Singapore where they were used at the Singapore Sports Hub, the country’s new 55,000 capacity national stadium that officially opens on 30th June, 2014. The flight was operated for Volga-Dnepr’s longstanding partner, Chapman Freeborn Airchartering.

Desso GrassMaster machines use patented technology to inject artificial grass fibres into natural grass to make stadium pitches more resilient and long-lasting. The 9-metre track-laying machines were able to drive into the cargo hold of the IL-76TD-90VD along a ramp extension.

Volga-Dnepr’s team had previously organised the transportation of the loading equipment from Stansted, UK, to Singapore.