Atran has been using 737-400SF twinjets for its cargo services.
But Volga-Dnepr states that it has received its first 737-800BCF, taking its overall aircraft fleet to five, after Russian certification of the variant.
It says Atran will be able to offer customers the benefits of the aircraft’s “enhanced operational capabilities”.
These include a higher main-deck capacity enabling the aircraft to ship “oversized” freight, says Atran general director Dmitry Obsharov.
Cirium’s Fleets Analyzer lists Atran as having a 737-800BCF registered VQ-BFS, leased from GECAS. The lessor received the first aircraft from the -800BCF programme last year, delivering it to West Atlantic.