Boeing and Azerbaijan-based Silk Way West on 3 March announced an order for three 747-8 Freighter airplanes valued at more than 1.1 billion USD at current list prices.
Silk Way West is an enterprise of the Silk Way Group, which includes 23 companies working in the aviation industry and related services. The airline currently operates seven Boeing airplanes, including two 767-300 Freighters, three 747-400 Freighters and two 747-8 Freighters.
“Silk Way Airlines’ success and profitability as a cargo operator is a direct result of investing in its fleet and services and growing its regional and international footprint,” said Zaur Akhundov, president, Silk Way Group of Companies. “I am confident we will maintain our rate of growth, supported by three new Boeing 747-8 Freighters.”
With 56 747-8 Freighters in service with eight customers, the type has logged more than 500,000 flight hours and more than 88,000 flight cycles.
Featured image (top): A Silk Way West 747-8 (Image © Boeing)