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Silk Way West targets fleet expansion

Silk Way West targets fleet expansion

Silk Way West Airlines has announced its plans to expand on its partnership with Boeing, through the purchase of an additional B777-200F aircraft to be inducted in its existing fleets by 2025.

The new aircraft, expected to be delivered in 2025, will be in addition to its initial agreement with Boeing signed in 2021 for five 777-200F aircrafts.

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With its advanced technology the Boeing 777 Freighter is renowned for its environmental performance, offering reduced emissions and lower fuel consumption compared to other freighter aircraft.

This aircraft is equipped with innovative features and technologies that enhance operational efficiency whilst reducing environmental impact. From its lightweight composite materials to its advanced aerodynamics, the Boeing 777 Freighter aims to set new standards for sustainability in airfreight transportation.

Speaking on this occasion, Zaur Akhundov, President of Silk Way West Group said: “At Silk Way West Airlines, we are committed to sustainability and reducing our environmental impact. The purchase of this additional Boeing 777-200 freighter is a testament to our ongoing efforts to operate responsibly and minimise our carbon footprint. We are proud to partner with Boeing to further renew our fleets and contribute to a greener future for the aviation industry.”

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As the new agreement was sealed, Paul Righi, Boeing Vice President of Commercial Sales and Marketing for Eurasia, stated: “The unmatched capacity, range and efficiency of the Boeing 777 freighter will help Silk Way West Airlines expand its world-class cargo operations. As the airline continues to build its modern freighter fleet, we are proud to be a part of the journey and provide Silk Way West Airlines with the best solutions to support its future growth.”

Silk Way West Airlines has a current fleet of 7 Boeing 777-400 (FSCD), five Boeing 747-8F and two Boeing 777-200F, which have been recently inducted in the fleet. Along with this, the carrier has a firm order for two Boeing 777-8F and two Airbus A350F, as well as further options for two additional aircrafts for both the manufacturers.

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Ajinkya Gurav

With a passion for aviation, Ajinkya Gurav graduated from De Montford University with a Master’s degree in Air Transport Management. Over the past decade, he has written insightful analysis and captivating coverage around passenger and cargo operations. Gurav joined Air Cargo Week as its Regional Representative in 2024. Got news or comment to share? Contact ajinkya.gurav@aircargoweek.com

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