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Many of these
crafts are used in Russia on rivers, lakes and the Tundra.
In particular on the Lena whit it's ever changing water level. The
Ekranoplan is registered in
the Russian R class. The certificate
of competence is the same as for a high speed boat.
can be used as passenger craft, as freighter and as rescue and ambulance
The operation and maintenance cost are very low, these
are typical 95,- $ per hour
( calculated operation time,
500 hours pro year ). In many cases the VOLGA 2 can
helicopters or very vast boats for a fraction of the costs.
Example: Passenger transport on sea esturias, lakes and rivers,
oil pipeline maintenance andrepair in remote areas like Alaska.
The production can
be started up again, but to be rentable 10 units have to be ordered.