An Ilyushin IL-76TD-90VD of Volga Dnepr Airlines arrived in the early morning hours from Auckland, New Zealand as VDA4953. RA-76503 (c/n 2013422748, l/n 94-07) wears special markings of the Antarctic Logistics Centre International company. ALCI specializes in providing flights in, out, and within Antarctica utilizing the IL-76, Basler BT-67 Turbo Dakota, and DHC-6 Twin Otters. It will leave early tomorrow morning for Mountain View, CA [NUQ] as VDA4953.
Further information on its mission in New Zealand from MRC Aviation.