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Volga-Dnepr and Airbus Discuss A350 Conversion Plans

Arun Sivasankaran - : Aug 4, 2021 - : 11:57 am

Volga-Dnepr and Airbus have initiated discussions on a launch program for A350 freighter conversions.

A Volga-Dnepr delegation headed by the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Aleksey Ivanovich Isaikin, held a meeting with Airbus’s top management on July 21. The meeting took place at the MAKS 2021 International Aviation and Space Salon.

Wouter Van Wesche, Airbus Executive President (Europe) hosted Isaikin and other delegates on board Airbus’s A350-1000. The meeting discussed the launch program for A350 freighter conversions, as a wide-body cargo aircraft solution.

The A350 has a wing design that helps the aircraft to automatically adapt to certain flight phases, which allows for improved aerodynamics and fuel economics. The fuselage of the aircraft is made of carbon fibre, which, together with the technological design of the aircraft, can reduce fuel consumption by 25% compared to other aircraft in the same category. A significant advantage of a A350 freighter will also be in compliance with the new requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on noise and emissions, which will come into force in 2028.


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