Volga Dnepr Airlines recently delivered oversized urgent medical supplies to the remote Dutch Caribbean islands of St Maarten and St Eustatius, landing two of its huge Ilyushin II-76s.
The flights delivered urgent mobile ICU units on behalf of hospital manufacturer Hospitainer, which is building care facilities in the Dutch Caribbean as part of the Netherlands’ Covid-19 response.
Four charter flights completed by two IL76-TD-90VD landed at the famous St Maarten Princess Juliana International Airport, which is world-renowned for its low-altitude beach approach and fly past.
In addition to the mobile hospitals, Volga-Dnepr Airlines also assisted to transport equipment for diagnostics, together with ventilator machines, medicine and essential PPE equipment from other suppliers to the Dutch authorities.
“It takes a lot of pre-planning to deliver cargo to remote airports, especially in the current aviation environment where there are challenging limitations,” said Ekaterina Andreeva, commercial director charter cargo operations.
“However, due to our 30 years of air charter operations, we can ensure that all international communities can stay connected to the life lines that air cargo supply chains can provide.”
The unique capabilities of Volga Dnepr’s IL76-TD-90VD aircraft, allow supply chains to remain open to all global communities, the company said.