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The Seventh International Caspian Air Cargo Summit 2017

The Seventh International Caspian Air Cargo Summit 2017 will be opened in Baku from 9 till 11 October at the Boulevard Hotel.

This international forum will bring again together key managers and executives of well-known worldwide companies to discuss options for the development of the cargo industry and identify the most promising areas in the market. More than 200 delegates will attend the two day discussions about current trends and forecasts in rapidly changing business environment.

Recently the footprint of Silk Way in main markets has been increased with more than 10 Boeing 747 all freighters does operate a true global network to more than 40 destinations week by week.

During years 2016 and 2017 the strong partnership with Cargolux, SW Italy and Sky Gates Russia Airlines has enabled Silk Way to make a quantum leap in their own development.

Doing more business with existing customers and at the same time winning more customers is the target of the whole group which is just been achieved.


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Silk Way Airlines and Boeing sign contract on purchase of 10 Boeing-737 MAX planes

Azerbaijani air company Silk Way Airlines and the American airspace corporation Boeing have the contract for purchase of 10 passenger planes Boeing-737 MAX, Boeing-737 MAX.
The document was signed on April 14 in Baku by President of Silk Way Holding Zaur Ahundov and Senior Vice President of Boeing Marty Bentrott. Participating in the signing ceremony were AZAL President Jahangir Asgarov and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the USA to Azerbaijan Robert Sekuta.
Total sum of the agreement makes about $1bln.
Based on the primary discussion with Export-Import bank, for the first time in history of the civil aviation of Azerbaijan financing of the deal about acquisition of aircrafts was carried out without provision of state guarantees.
It is noteworthy that the agreement on supply of modern Boeing-737 MAX aircrafts was signed in summer of the past year within the framework of the international Farnborough Airshow-2016 hosted in Great Britain.
The first two new generation places will be delivered to Azerbaijan by the end of 2018 while the rest will come by the end of 2020.

Information from Azerbaijan State Civil Aviation Administration

An aviation accident has happened during the take-off of An-12 aircraft on May 18, at 14:30 local time at Dwyer airport of Afghanistan.

The aircraft had been leased from “Silk Way” company with the purpose of carrying out freight transportation within the territory of Afghanistan. The aircraft that arrived in Dwyer from Bagram (Afghanistan) had departed to the city of Mari (Turkmenistan) for refueling. There was no freight on the board of the aircraft.

Nine crew members were present on the board of the aircraft.

  1. Shaydanov Rashid Rahmanovich (Uzbekistan citizen), the captain of the aircraft, 1953.
  2. Abdullayev Altay Ogtay oglu (Azerbaijan citizen), the second pilot, 1971.
  3. Asadullayev Nazim Orujali oglu (Azerbaijan citizen), the navigator, 1968.
  4. Rzayev Nadir Adigozal oglu (Azerbaijan citizen), the flight engineer, 1964.
  5. Shahverdiyev Firdovsi Shir oglu (Azerbaijan citizen), the radio operator, 1964.
  6. Zulfiyev Azer Aghakishi oglu (Azerbaijan citizen), the flight operator, 1973.
  7. Zadnipryanets Ruslan Vladimirovich (Ukrainian citizen), the technician, 1969.
  8. Qanja Andrey Nikolayevich (Ukrainian citizen), the technician, 1955.
  9. Aliyev Ramzi Mamudovich (Ukrainian citizen), the technician, 1963.


According to the information obtained, the technicians Qanja Andrey and Aliyev Ramzi have survived the accident. Their condition is considered to be satisfactory.

Azerbaijan State Civil Aviation Administration has established a commission to investigate the accident. At present, Mukhtar Karimov, the chairman of the commission, the head of the department of Azerbaijan State Civil Aviation Administration and the members of the commission have parted for Dwyer airport to take part in the investigation of the accident.

“Silk Way” Airlines present their deepest condolences to the families and friends of those killed in the plane crash.

Azerbaijan has signed an agreement with Ukraine about the purchasing of 10 aircraft “AN-178”

“Silk Way” company of Azerbaijan and “Antonov” state enterprise of Ukraine signed an Agreement about purchasing 10 “An-178” type average capacity transportation aircrafts.

Zaur Akhundov, the President of “Silk Way” aviation company and Dmitriy Kiva, the President and chief designer of “Antonov” state enterprise signed the document.

After signing this Agreement Zaur Akhundov was presented the model of “An-178” aircraft. It was noted that this was the first Agreement regarding the sale of the mentioned aircrafts of this enterprise.

The first test flight of “An-178” aircraft was carried out before signing the Agreement. The test flight went successfully.


Final Boeing B747-400F Arrives

Silk Way Airlines has flown the latest acquisition to its fleet – the third B747-400F aircraft – on its first commercial flight from Amsterdam to Baku. The aircraft was delivered in July to Luxembourg. This new aircraft completes the full fleet renovation, bringing us to a total of 5 Boeings.

Twice Weekly Service to London Stansted Airport

Silk Way Airlines launched its twice weekly direct service, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, from London Stansted to the Azerbaijan capital of Baku on brand new B767-300F aircraft.