Release Date: 01 November 2006
Release ID: 1107
Air Charter Service’s Gary Hopkins has been the first at the company to take advantage of the all new Chapter 4 certified IL-76TD-90VD aircraft, with a charter of 40 tonnes of urgent oil equipment from Italy to Hassi Messaoud, Algeria.
It is likely to be first of many charters on this new build cargo aircraft which can freely operate across Europe and the USA as it is designed to meet International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) noise and emissions requirements.
The long running success of the IL-76 is based on its unique capabilities as well as its economic efficiency. Not requiring any additional airport loading equipment, the self-sufficient IL-76 is able to fly charters to and from airports with poor infrastructure.
The new model has a an improved MTOW of 195 tonnes, an increased payload of 50 tonnes, and a reduced fuel consumption rate making it more efficient.
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