Russian Cargo Aircraft Lands At Bermuda Airport

December 23, 2014

[Updated] An Aviacon Zitotrans airplane landed at the LF Wade International Airport tonight [Dec 23] and appeared to be taking on fuel while it was parked at the main terminal. Aviacon Zitotrans is a charter cargo company with a main base in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

The Wikipedia website states that, “JSC “Aviacon Zitotrans” is an airline based in Yekaterinburg, Russia. It was established and started operations in June 1995 and operates charter cargo flights worldwide including Canada where it operates on behalf of the Canadian Military.

Bermuda Airport, December 23 2014

“Throughout the years, Aviacon’s fleet moved thousands of tons of relief goods, vehicles and trucks, containers, helicopters, and roll-on/roll-off machinery, outsize and heavyweight pieces, from and via more than 700 airfields in 144 countries of the world.”

The company’s website says, “Aviacon was granted the Nuclear License issued by Rosatom [the Russian Federation national nuclear corporation]. After the quality audit conducted by the state regulator Aviacon was approved as compliant with the requirements of regulatory and since authorized to handle nuclear materials and radioactive substances.”

Update 11.09am, Dec 24: An airport spokesperson said, “The aircraft was a Russian ilysuion that was transporting diplomatic mail. It arrived last evening approximately 7 pm and departed this morning at 7.25 am.”

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  1. Family Man says:

    Nice photo. Cool looking aircraft. Would love to see that roaring down the runway.

  2. Doug says:

    hmm… doesn’t appear on Flight Aware

    • Airport says:

      Because it’s military, smh

      • inna says:

        and Russian.

      • Triangle Drifter says:

        Do you not read & at least give the website link a quick click to see what the company is all about?

        Much better to try to stir the pot of others who don’t read.

  3. Truth is killin' me... says:

    What was it carrying…nuclear material?

  4. Walker says:

    First a Russian super yacht now a Russian “cargo aircraft”….uh huh

  5. puma says:

    American manufacturing on the upswing .. export will follow….Canada has an abundance of posers…and they are Canadas largest export…

    • Keepin' it Real!...4Real! says:

      i see ur still listening to mainstream media…pied piper.

  6. Combat vet says:

    hope it didn’t pay in Russian roubles.

  7. Keepin' it Real!...4Real! says:

    diplomatic mail huh..? hahaha, that’s all they’ll let you know…

  8. chipp says:

    Lets hope that your new airport don’t bring trouble oba selling out the island dont help

  9. Cardine Alice says:

    ” diplomatic mail” is code for diplomatic immunity. Secret.

  10. MAKE MY DAY says:

    Too bad they didn’t take the entire opposition PLP MP’s back to Moscow with them – and see how they would make-out over there….under Putin!! He takes NO BS!!!

    Merry Xmas to fellow “onions” from Arizona!!