Miller says Volga-Dnepr’s hope is that in 2020 there will be a new modern variant of the An-124.
Miller was responding to a question about what Volga-Dnepr plans to do with its fleet in light of the fact that no new An-124s are being made today and the current fleet is aging.
Volga-Dnepr has 10 An-124s in its own fleet and access to an additional seven through Ruslan International, another company in which Volga-Dnepr and Antonov Airlines are stakeholders. Miller says besides the 17 An-124s controlled by Volga-Dnepr and Ruslan International, there are only five other An-124s in the world. But some of these five are controlled by the Russian air force and date back to the late 1970s, whereas Volga-Dnepr’s aircraft were built between 1982-2005.