MOSCOW—Russia’s Volga-Dnepr charter cargo airline, the world’s largest operator of Antonov An-124, will modernize and reduce its fleet of the super heavy freighters to withstand a significant downturn of demand on the air cargo market. The airline reported Oct. 22 the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency has granted an airworthiness certificate for its first An-124-100 to transport 150 tons of cargo per flight, which is a 30 ton increase over standard configuration. The ...


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