Silk Way West Airlines signs order for GE9X, GE90 engines to power cargo fleet

Silk Way West Airlines Boeing 747-400 Freighter ©AirTeamImages

Silk Way West Airlines announced an order for a combined total of 16 GE9X and GE90 engines to power its fleet of long-haul Boeing 777 aircraft.

Silk Way West recently announced the purchase of GE9X-powered Boeing 777-8 Freighters and GE90-powered Boeing 777 Freighters to upgrade its cargo fleet. The engine order includes five GE9X engines and 11 GE90 engines.

Founded in 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan, at the heart of the Silk Road, Silk Way West Airlines is the largest cargo airline in the Caspian Sea region. Based at Heydar Aliyev International Airport, the airline operates around 350 monthly flights across Europe, Asia and the Americas via its fleet of 12 dedicated Boeing 747-8 and Boeing 747-400 freighter aircraft. The airline’s annual cargo turnover exceeds 420,000 tonnes, while its growing route network covers over 40 destinations across Europe, the CIS, the Middle East, Central and Eastern Asia and the Americas.

Silk Way West Airlines is part of Silk Way Group, which consists of three companies – Silk Way West Airlines, Silk Way Airlines and Silk Way Technics.

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