Silk Way West Airlines, the largest airline in the Caspian region, signed a strategic agreement with Rolls-Royce at the Dubai Airshow 2021.
The agreement will provide replacement engines for five of Silk Way West Airlines’ RB211-524 powered Boeing 747-400F aircraft, ensuring the airline’s operational sustainability until 2026 and forming part of the carrier’s fleet renewal program. According to the agreement, Silk Way West Airlines will be provided with a minimum of 20,000 flight cycles of engine life for the next five years.
Silk Way West Airlines has worked in partnership with Rolls-Royce to support the maintenance of its Boeing 747-400F fleet since 2017. The initial agreement signed by the parties has ensured smooth running of the freight carrier’s engines through a range of services.
During the signing ceremony, Mr. Zaur Akhundov, President of Silk Way Group, gave a speech noting the importance of the relationship with Rolls-Royce: “It is with great honour that we successfully continue our long-lasting cooperation with Rolls-Royce. As part of a close relationship with one of our global partners, we consider the signing of this agreement to herald a new phase in the history of our bilateral relations. Thanks to this, Silk Way West Airlines will be able to successfully realize its business strategy regarding the planned fleet renewal.”
Mr. Chris Cholerton, President Rolls-Royce Civil Aerospace, said: “We are delighted to have signed this agreement with Silk Way West Airlines today. Utilising existing engines to provide them with a cost-effective way of maintaining their fleet is an efficient and logical solution to supporting their operations until 2026. We look forward to continuing to work with them and building on our relationship as they grow in the future.”
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