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Top Russian management award for managing director of Volga-Dnepr Technics GmbH

13.11.2013 Managing Director, Volga-Dnepr Technic GmbH, Ildar Ilyasov has won a special award in the annual ARISTOS-2013 awards ceremony in Moscow that celebrated the ‘best of the best’ in the Russian business community.

Mr Ilyasov won the ‘Our People in Germany’ nomination and received his award from Vitali Shmelkov, First Board Chairman – CEO of the Germany-Russia Economic Alliance.

This ceremony, which attracts over 600 business leaders, was established by the Russian Managers Association, a public business community promoting the highest management standards. According to the Association’s President, Dmitri Zelenin: “ARISTOS is an award for proactive, hardworking and persistent persons, and those who know trade. This is our opportunity to say thank you to business leaders for their efforts. We would like the basic principles of the ARISTOS Award to become a quality business standard for our society.”

Volga-Dnepr Group’s presence in the German market started in 2004 to support its scheduled cargo operations and air charter services. Since then, a technical support base for the Group and Antonov Airlines’ fleets has been established in Leipzig, Germany, and two affiliated companies - Ruslan Salis and Volga-Dnepr Technics GmbH - have been incorporated, successfully creating dozens of jobs. Volga-Dnepr Group has developed another strong business segment in Germany with the successful growth of its Boeing 747 and B737 all-cargo services through Frankfurt Airport.

In January 2013, another of the Group’s key investments in the German market saw the opening of a new aircraft maintenance and repair services hangar facility at Leipzig/Halle airport.

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The ARISTOS Award was founded by the Russian Managers Association in 2002. Each year, the award ceremony attracts Russia’s management elite. Traditionally, the ARISTOS award’s distinctive features are its respected fairness and the main principle that "the best will vote for the best." Top managers listed in the TOP 1000 Russian Managers rating become nominees for ARISTOS Awards, from whuich the winners are selected.

Volga-Dnepr Technics GmbH is a maintenance and repair provider for Western type aircraft certified under EASA Part -145 No DE.145.0468. The certificate is supplemented with a C14 Rating that allows for maintenance and repair of wheels and brakes of Boeing 747-200/300/400/8 aircraft types. VDT also provides maintenance services for Boeing 747-200/300/400/8, and Boeing 737 CL. The main operational facility of VDT GmbH is located at Leipzig/Halle Airport (LEJ) where the company has an 8,500 square metre hangar facility. The Company also operates a line maintenance station at Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA).

Ildar R. Ilyasov, Managing Director, Volga-Dnepr-Technics GmbH • In 1983 Mr. Ilyasov graduated from the Kazan Aviation Institute, qualifying as a specialist in aviation instrument engineering. After serving in the USSR Army from 1983-1985, between 1985-1991Mr. Ilyasov worked at the flight testing station of the Ulyanovsk Aircraft Manufacturing Complex as a test engineer for AN-124 aircraft.
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