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D-18T Engine Inspections Required After An-124 Failure

D-18T Engine Inspections Required After An-124 Failure

Ukraine’s Aviation Authority issued a requirement, for D-18T engine inspections. These engines power the An-124 and An-225 aircraft. On the 13th of November last year, an Antonov An-124 had to return for an immediate landing in Novosibirsk airport. The aircraft had...
An-124 – Volga-Dnepr Brings Them Back To Service

An-124 – Volga-Dnepr Brings Them Back To Service

Having grounded its An-124 fleet after an uncontained engine failure, Volga-Dnepr finally returned the first to service, before the end of 2020. To some of us, it was the feel-good aviation story of 2020. Volga-Dnepr’s big, heavily-loaded An-124, full of fuel, loses...
Antonov AN-225 – The Giant Awakens, In An-124 Shortage

Antonov AN-225 – The Giant Awakens, In An-124 Shortage

With available cargo capacity limited after Volga-Dnepr’s decision to ground its An-124s, Antonov Airlines decided to bring its An-225 back into action. On the 13th of November (a Friday), one of Volga-Dnepr’s Antonov An-124s had an uncontained engine failure, on...
Incident Update: Volga-Dnepr Grounds All An-124 Aircraft

Incident Update: Volga-Dnepr Grounds All An-124 Aircraft

Following the accident and emergency landing of one of its jets earlier this month, Volga-Dnepr Group decided to ground its entire fleet of An-124 aircraft. The company has 12 of them, including the accident aircraft. Konstantin Vekshin, Volga-Dnepr’s Chief Commercial...