Volga-Dnepr and GE Announce Global Strategic Partnership - Global Trade Magazine
  July 20th, 2016 | Written by

Volga-Dnepr and GE Announce Global Strategic Partnership

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  • Volga-Dnepr/GE MOU incorporates a long-term logistics support program.
  • Volga-Dnepr's Boeing 747-8F and An-124 freighters will provide transportation support for GE Aviation.
  • Volga-Dnepr/GE agreement builds on a 20-year partnership between the two companies.

Volga-Dnepr Group and GE Aviation have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a strategic partnership to develop collaborative solutions to benefit each company and their customers.

The partnership covers the expansion of Volga-Dnepr Group’s TrueChoice Flight Hour agreement with GE for the maintenance, repair, and overhaul of 88 additional GEnx-2B engines that power its Boeing 747-8 Freighters. The TrueChoice Flight Hour agreement is valued at close to $1.4 billion over the life of the contract.

The MOU also incorporates a long-term logistics support program in which Volga-Dnepr Group’s Boeing 747-8F and An-124 freighters will provide transportation support for GE Aviation.

The agreement builds on the successful 20-year partnership between Volga-Dnepr and GE and represents a strategic milestone in the development of both companies, each acknowledged specialists in the aviation industry. It aims to bring widespread benefits for customers and the global air transportation market.

“GE Aviation stands out as a reliable partner of our group, and our partnership has been strengthened over many years through our successful Antonov 124 charter operations and Boeing 747 scheduled services for GE companies,” said Alexey Isaykin, President of Volga-Dnepr Group. “By signing this memorandum, we undertake to further develop the global air transportation market by offering our customers state-of-the-art logistics solutions to deliver their goods anywhere in the world.”

“Volga-Dnepr has set itself apart in the international air logistics and cargo market, and our two companies have forged a strong relationship over the years,” said David Joyce, president and chief executive officer of GE Aviation. “We look forward to finalizing this strategic partnership that will create winning solutions for both Volga-Dnepr and GE and allow each of us to take advantage of the other’s core competencies to benefit our businesses and our customers.”

The memorandum of understanding also provides for cooperation involving finance, marketing support, and human resources training programs.

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