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Moscow, Russia - Russian freighter operators Volga-Dnepr increased the capacity of a second An-124 aircraft by 20 tonnes.

With this upgrade, the aircraft will now be able to carry 150 tonnes of cargo in total. It was achieved with a new re-enforced floor under the cabin and tires.

The carrier is planning to upgrade another An-124 aircraft this year. Volga-Dnepr operates 12 An-124 freighters in total. 

When announcing the upgrade of it its first An-124 in June last year, the carrier said that the flight range has also been increased, while a single piece of cargo weighing up to 120 tonnes can be transported.

The dimensions of the cargo cabin are 36.5m x 6.4m x 4.4m, while its crane capacity is 20 tonnes.

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