EXCLUSIVE: ‘Safety first’ as Volga-Dnepr grounds its AN-124 fleet indefinitely

Volga-Dnepr Group has “put safety first” and made what it called the “responsible” decision to ground all its AN-124s, following a recent incident at Novosibirsk, when one made an emergency landing after an engine failure.
The carrier today filed a letter with the Russian aviation authorities to notify them of the decision to ground its eight operational aircraft immediately.
“This is a well-thought through decision. We want to be preactive and pre-emptive …