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Volga-Dnepr Airlines Antonov An-124 Returns to Service

MIAMI – Volga-Dnepr Airlines (VI) has returned its first Antonov An-124 Ruslan to service following the type’s grounding just over a month ago.

On November 13, VI An-124 registered RA-82040 suffered a runway excursion at Novosibirsk Tolmachevo Airport (OVB) upon making an emergency landing with an uncontained engine failure. The accident prompted VI to immediately ground its entire An-124 fleet over safety concerns.

“We want to be proactive and pre-emptive and demonstrate that we are a responsible airline where safety comes first,” comments Konstantin Vekshin, VI’s Chief Commercial Officer. Despite this time of the year being extremely busy read more ⇒

Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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