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accident date: 31/03/2007
operator: Volga-Dnepr Airlines
location: Gander, Newfoundland
flight number: RA-82078
The US military blacklisted Volga-Dnepr for delivering weapons on behalf of Rosoboronexport to Vietnam in December 2014.
Volga-Dnepr and the AN-124-100”. Moscow Defense Brief. Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (1 (15) / 2009).
Its main base is Ulyanovsk Vostochny Airport (ULY), Ulyanovsk and it has a hub at Krasnoyarsk Yemelyanovo Airport (KJA), Krasnoyarsk.
It’s rather a strange company operating in the most outlandish circumstances for an airline owned by Russians and based in Russia. Besides working for Russian military and Russian arms companies. It also at one time did transport work for Nato and the US and British governments and military.