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Video: Pilots view of Boeing 747-8 at Chicago O’Hare

New video from JustPlanes:

JustPlanes en route from Alaska to Holland in the cockpit of the Boeing 747-8 departing Anchorage for Amsterdam Schiphol Airport with stops at Los Angeles and Chicago. Here you can see what the pilotseye sees from the nose camera on departure from O’Hare Airport. The complete flightdeck film is 4 hours long.

Just Planes is very happy to welcome AirBridgeCargo, the 267th airline in our Cockpit Series and 1st airline from Russia! ABC is the largest Russian cargo airline and part of the Volga-Dnepr Group. It operates a fleet of 747-400s and 747-8s all over the world. Our film joins the airline’s “Round the World” flight. The program starts at the busy cargo stop in Alaska and ends at the busy cargo airport of Schiphol with stops in Los Angeles and Chicago.

We’re delighted to add the latest version of the Boeing 747 in our series. In the past we’ve done extensive filming on the jumbo’s 100, 200, 300, 400 and SP versions and now we add the 747-8!

 

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AirBridgeCargo sees its 2018 volumes exceed 700,000 tons driven by 25% growth in special cargoes

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AirBridgeCargo made this announcement:

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), one of the leading carriers with dedicated airlift for special cargoes, saw its volumes of special commodities increase by over 25% in 2018, demonstrating its capability to cater to the needs of customers worldwide and guarantee the highest levels of service quality.

Alignment of internal processes, the introduction of digital solutions to enhance customer experience, partnerships with reliable companies, and the reinforcement of ABC’s global team helped to boost abc pharma volumes by more than 60% year-on-year, while dangerous goods shipments using the airline’s abc DG product rose by 40%. abc XL demand for oversize and heavy cargoes increased by over 20% versus 2017, and e-commerce business delivered via AirBridgeCargo’s abc e-com product was up 6%.

The company expects this growth trajectory to continue in terms of shipment volumes as it increases its focus on performance quality and customer satisfaction.

Overall, total volumes carried in 2018 went up by 2%, exceeding 700,000 tons across ABC’s growing international route network. The increase is attributed to the introduction of new destinations, notably Ho Chi Minh City, Shenzhen, Budapest, and Columbus, which complemented the airline’s existing routes and opened new market growth opportunities for ABC’s customers. On top of this, effective fleet utilization and team strengthening facilitated the company’s growth.

“2019 will be an exceptional year for ABC – the year of our 15th anniversary – and we are delighted to achieve another company milestone supported by the consistent results of 2018. New challenges are ahead of us, but that’s what makes the air cargo industry an exciting place to be. We are all set and ready for new plans and accomplishments as we continue to follow our growth strategy,” highlighted Sergey Lazarev, General Director of AirBridgeCargo Airlines.

One of the main areas for further progress this year will lie in the development of digital front-end solutions for the convenience of ABC customers worldwide. AirBridgeCargo is committed to creating a more user-friendly digital environment, starting with the implementation of equipment to improve the monitoring of a cargo’s condition – temperature logger, shocking sensors, Bluetooth transmitting devices – up to partnering with the world’s leading companies, such as Unilode and SITAONAIR, to guarantee 100% traceability of shipments and continue the move towards an ‘Internet of Things’ platform.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): AirBridgeCargo Airlines-ABC Boeing 747-87UF VP-BBL (msn 63378) (pharma) AMS (Marco Finelli). Image: 945269.

AirBridgeCargo aircraft slide show:

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AirBridgeCargo to set up its European hub at Liege Airport

Liege Airport and AirBridgeCargo Airlines have signed an historic lease agreement for 10 years. This arrangement will bring the scale of cooperation between two companies to the next level of development, boosting air cargo volumes of ABC to/from the airport and placing Liege Airport among the top 5 cargo airports in Europe by 2020.

The agreement comes as a logical extension of Memorandum of Understanding, which was signed between Liege Airport and Volga-Dnepr Group earlier this year during the Farnborough International Airshow 2018 in July, and will contribute to the development of the regional economy in general, creating numerous amounts of jobs and favouring growth of air cargo sector, and the airport development in particular, heating up cargo infrastructure and freight flows to/from the airport.

Under new agreement AirBridgeCargo will lease warehouse premises for the total area of 25,000 sq. m. for effective and seamless cargo operations in the airport. The investment amounts to 25 million euros and includes 2,000 sq. m. of office space to guarantee smooth daily flight management.

AirBridgeCargo Airlines is coming to Columbus

AirBridgeCargo Airlines-ABC Boeing 747-4EVF ER VQ-BUU (msn 35170) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 926542.

AirBridgeCargo Airlines will add weekly service to Coulmbus (Rickenbacker) this month. According to Airline Route, the cargo routing for the new service is Moscow (Sheremetyevo) – Columbus (Rickenbacker) – Liege – Munich – Moscow (Sheremetyevo).

Copyright Photo: AirBridgeCargo Airlines-ABC Boeing 747-4EVF ER VQ-BUU (msn 35170) AMS (Ton Jochems). Image: 926542.

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AirBridgeCargo takes delivery of two Boeing 747-8 Freighters

AirBridgeCargo Airlines-ABC Boeing 747-8HVF VQ-BLQ (msn 37581) FRA (Felix Gottwald). Image: 929994.

Boeing delivered two 747-8 Freighters to AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), part of Volga-Dnepr Group, and one of the leading international scheduled air cargo carriers.

The airplanes are the first to be delivered as part a memorandum of understanding, signed between Boeing and Volga-Dnepr Group at the Paris Air Show in June 2015. The deal calls for more 747-8 Freighters to continue to help ABC provide some of the best cargo carrying service in the world. The agreement also adds the Antonov An-124-100 aircraft to the long-term logistics support for Boeing and its partners.

 

The planes will be deployed on the expanding network under winter schedule 2015/2016, between Asia and the United States. With these two deliveries, ABC’s fleet now consists of eight 747-8 Freighters, five 747-400 Extended Range Freighters, and two 747-400 Freighters.

The 747-8 Freighter provides cargo operators the lowest operating costs and best economics of any large freighter airplane while providing enhanced environmental performance. It offers 16 percent more revenue cargo volume than the 747-400, while keeping its iconic nose door.

Copyright Photo: Felix Gottwald/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 747-8HVF VQ-BLQ (msn 37581) arrives in Frankfurt.

AirBridgeCargo aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

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AirBridgeCargo launches a Boeing 747 around-the-world cargo route

AirBridgeCargo Airlines-ABC (Volga-Dnepr Group) (Moscow) on April 2 launched an around-the-world route with twice-weekly cargo service on the Moscow (Sheremetyevo) – Shanghai (Pudong) – Anchorage – Los Angeles – Chicago (O’Hare) – Amsterdam route per Airline Route.

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In other news, AirBridgeCargo reported a 20% increase in tonnage for the first quarter of 2015, continuing the trend set by previous years.

According to the airline, “In the January 1-March 31 period this year, ABC carried 103,816 tons across its international route network connecting customers in Europe, the United States and Asia Pacific through its hub in Moscow.

At present the airline operates scheduled flights to 26 destinations in 14 countries using its enlarged fleet of 14 Boeing 747 family aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 747-867F VQ-BVR (msn 60687) passes through Amsterdam on the special long-range route.

ABC aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

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AirBridgeCargo Airlines is coming to Munich on May 9

AirBridgeCargo Airlines-ABC (Moscow-Sheremetyevo), the largest Russian scheduled cargo airline and part of Volga Dnepr Group, is further expanding its services in Central Europe by introducing direct services to/from Munich with a Boeing 747 freighter on May 9.

The new Munich flight to Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport will be in addition to the existing 4 weekly Boeing 737 flights operated by Atran Cargo Airlines, also part of Volga Dnepr Group. ABC Boeing 747 all-cargo flight between the Bavarian capital and ABC hub in Moscow (Sheremetyevo) will be on Friday midday, providing ideal end of the week departure time for European customers.

Germany has always been one of the most important markets contributing to ABC’s growth over the last decade. Earlier this year ABC launched scheduled Boeing 747 services to and from Leipzig, extending the Group’s strong association with the airport, where it has invested in a modern aircraft maintenance and repair facility to serve a variety of aircraft types (Boeing 747-200/300/400/8 (CF-50/80, PW4000), Boeing 737CL).

AirBridgeCargo’s scheduled network covers major markets in Asia (China, Japan and Korea), Europe (the Netherlands, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Sweden) and North America (Chicago, Dallas).

The airline’s fleet is one of the youngest in the industry and includes 12 Boeing 747s: four Boeing 747-400ERFs, three Boeing 747-400Fs and five brand new Boeing 747-8Fs. The average fleet age is about 4 years.

Copyright Photo: Arnd Wolf/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 747-8HVF VQ-BLR (msn 37668) taxies at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport (AMS).

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Routes to Europe:

AirBridgeCargo 5.2014 European Route Map