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Representatives of the Boeing Company and Air Bridge Cargo Airlines highly appreciated the infrastructure of Ufa airport

06.04.2016

The purpose of the visit was to assess the technical capacity of the airport of Ufa and consideration of the possibility of getting approved to accept aircraft of Boeing 747-8 type.

The working visit took place during the joint activities of Air Bridge Cargo and The Boeing Company for the inspection of aerodromes of the Russian Federation in the framework of the expansion of the route network of the airline. During the meeting they discussed issues of quality, compliance and ground handling regulations of aircraft and cargo, as well as issues of conformity with the technical possibilities of Ufa airport to work with a double-decked wide-body aircraft such as  Boeing 747-8.

"We, as an airline, are interested in the features of the airport and available technique that make it possible to accommodate and service this type of aircraft," - said Artem Andriyashkin, Deputy Head of the Organization of Transport services operated by Air Bridge Cargo. "And my colleague Richard Vaisvila , the representative of the Boeing manufacturer , as an expert rated the airfield surfaces of Ufa airport, how they meet the required level of security."

The representatives of the Boeing Company and Air Bridge Cargo visited the runways and got acquainted with technologies and regulations governing the operation of ground services , assessed the condition of the airport infrastructure, technical means and special equipment of Ufa airport.

"We intend to continue to develop the air cargo sphere together with its strategic partner - the company "Transterminal-Aero", - said Deputy Director General for Commercial Activities and Contracts Oleg Mednikov. – "This includes plans for maintenance of new wide-body cargo aircraft such as Boeing 747-8".

During the meeting, experts had a very useful exchange of views and discussed the plan of further cooperation. As the result of this visit, the airport services received the recommendations to prepare for the certification and admission of the airport’s airfield to accept the new type of cargo aircraft – Boeing-747-8.

For reference: Ufa International airport is a modern aviation complex, capable to accept aircrafts of all types. It’s the first regional airport in Russia, confirming its compliance with ISAGO (IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations) manufacturing standards. The airport is used by more than 40 Russian and foreign air companies, has two paved runways with taxiways and two Terminals.

For reference:
Ufa International airport is a modern aviation complex, capable to accept aircrafts of all types. It’s the first regional airport in Russia, confirming its compliance with ISAGO (IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations) manufacturing standards. The airport is used by more than 40 Russian and foreign air companies, has two paved runways with taxiways and two Terminals.

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