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Page 20 • AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 2017 Volga-Dnepr An-124-100 delivers 30 Mercedes vehicles to inauguration ceremony VOLGA-Dnepr Airlines has used the special two-tier car racking system de- veloped for its An-124 -100 freighter fleet to deliver 30 vehicles on a single flight to Luanda for the inauguration ceremony of Angola’s newly-elected president, Joao Lourenco. The valuable 90-tonne payload of vehicles was transported from Leipzig on behalf of the Angolan Embassy in Germany and was a first for the car- rier. It consisted of a fleet of Mercedes cars comprising 25 luxury sedans, three police cars and two heavily-armoured G-class vehicles. Including tool- ing, the total load exceeded 110 tonnes. As a regular provider of air logistics solutions to the automotive industry, Volga-Dnepr designed and built its special racking system to help reduce the cost of air transportation for customers moving high quantities of vehicles. The two-tier platform enables cars and 4x4s to be driven on to the An-124 -100 and parked safely inside its cargo cabin. For this particular flight, the carrier’s experts developed an optimal load- ing technique based on the size and specifications of the vehicles being carried. This also ensured the airline was able to successfully meet the tight delivery deadline. “The vehicles were carefully loaded inside the An-124 -100 freighter with minimum clearances. Our local team managed the expeditious preparation of the aircraft, installation of the necessary tooling, and loading procedures to ensure the flight was ready to depart on schedule to support such an important event in Angola,” said Alexander Prokofiev, deputy head of Vol- ga-Dnepr’s Load Planning Centre. As part of Volga-Dnepr’s ‘Cargo supermarket’ service offering, customs export formalities at Leipzig Airport were also provided to support the customer. Cargo Zone to fly high at Dubai Airshow CARGO Zone has detailed its 13 November 2017 agenda for the Dubai Airshow 2017 at DWC. Cargo Zone will gather indus- try experts from airlines, airport authorities, regulatory bodies, freight forwarders and e-com- merce businesses companies to discuss where the Dubai air cargo industry is going and how further innovation can enhance develop- ment. With keynote presentations from Nabil sultan, divisional senior vice president Emirates skycargo and Glyn hughes, global head of Cargo, IATA the conference will consider international issues and focus on specific areas of opportunity and challenges to the industry including cybersecurity, cargo compliance and dangerous goods regulations, capabilities and training. There also will be sessions on e-commerce, facilitation and regu- lation plus ‘how to Develop An Ef- fective Aerospace Logistics hub’, addressing the needs of OEMs, MROs and service providers. The Cargo Zone will feature exhibitors in a pavilion within the Dubai Airshow. In addition to at- tending the conference, delegates at the Cargo Conference will be able to access the Dubai Airshow for the full five days. Yang Kee to buy Fliway sINGAPORE-based logistics company Yang Kee Logistics is to follow up its 2017 acquisition of Australia’s Axima with New Zealand’s Fliway Group for s$52.1 million. The deal will strengthen Yang Kee’s foothold in the Oceania market.