Saturday, August 17, 2019

Global Transport


When my plane landed in Phoenix two weeks ago when I returned from California, I saw this huge aircraft parked to one side with a nose cone that lifted up revealing a ramp to drive something into the belly of the plane.  I was curious about it so I zoomed in on the photo to see what was printed on the side.  It reads "Volga-Dneper".  I did a little investigating and found that it is a company based in Ulyanovsk, Russia that specializes in providing air charter services.  It operates a fleet of twelve AN-124 Boeing 747-8F aircraft that are certified for global transport operations.  Now I'm very curious to know what it was doing here.  Was it bringing something big here or is it taking something big away. Who knows!

12 comments:

biebkriebels said...

The Russians are coming....!

Stefan Jansson said...

Sure is a big one.

Steve Reed said...

Interesting! Probably moving cars or construction equipment or something. Is there a manufacturer in Phoenix likely to be exporting such products?

Sandi said...

Hmmm...wow...I had no idea there was such a thing.

Catarina said...

I would feel curious as well.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Most things Russian related are intriguing these days Sharon 😉

Andy said...

The Russians are coming!

RedPat said...

I find it interesting that the front opens up rather than the back which seems to be what you see in the movies!

bill said...

A mystery involving Russians, be cafeful of spiked drinks.

William Kendall said...

It looks unnatural like that!

Roseann said...

Both Volga and Dneper are rivers in Russia I believe.

Thérèse said...

This could be the answer:
https://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/giant-russian-made-plane-makes-visit-to-phoenix