Volga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered 40 tons of video broadcasting equipment to Sochi in its latest flight supporting the 22nd Winter Olympic Games, which begin in the Russian city on February 7th 2014.
The airline carried the equipment from Vatry in France onboard one of its IL-76TD-90VD freighters. The shipment included display stations, projectors, power supplies and supporting equipment that will be used to broadcast the opening ceremony in Sochi’s new Fisht Olympic stadium.
Volga-Dnepr conducted the flight on behalf of logistics company Efis Air in France, part of ECS Group. “We would like to thank Volga-Dnepr’s team for this excellent job. Thanks to the professionalism of the airlines’ experts the cargo was transported on a single flight to ensure the fastest and most economical delivery. The equipment has now been delivered to the stadium ready for installation to begin,” said Alain Boussard, General Director of Efis Air.
Volga-Dnepr Airlines has operated a series of deliveries for the Sochi 2014 project since it started. In 2009, the airline operated a series of flights carrying tunnel-boring equipment for building Sochi’s new transport infrastructure. In 2011, telecommunications equipment was delivered for a trial broadcast of a skiing competition and last year Volga-Dnepr carried transformers and several mobile gas turbine power plants to Sochi to provide reserve electrical energy during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
To date, Volga-Dnepr Airlines has operated a total of 18 cargo flights in support of the Winter Olympics in Sochi.