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Boeing, Azerbaijan Airlines announce a deal for additional 787-8 Dreamliners, Freighters

Azerbaijan Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner VP-BBR (msn 37920) JFK (Fred Freketic). Image: 934847.

Boeing and Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) have announced an order for five more 787-8 Dreamliners and a commitment to purchase two large freighters. The agreement, announced at the 2017 Dubai Air Show, is valued at about $1.9 billion at current list prices.

The freighter commitment will be finalized at a later time.

Azerbaijan Airlines also announced it will be the launch customer for the 787 Landing Gear Exchange Program whereby Boeing Global Services will provide the carrier with a lower-cost solution for overhauled and certified landing gears for its Dreamliner fleet, which now grows to seven airplanes.

Azerbaijan Airlines is a major air carrier and industry leader in the Central Asia region, serving 40 destinations in 25 countries. The airline currently flies two 787 airplanes as well as a fleet of Boeing 757 and 767s.

Boeing’s 787 Landing Gear Overhaul and Exchange Program provides a simple and economical solution for managing landing gear overhauls, while building on Boeing’s successful history of exchange programs. Through the offering, a carrier can exchange landing gears that need to be repaired or overhauled for another set of certified landing gear from a pool that Boeing maintains. This service eliminates the need for operators to contract, schedule and manage the overhaul process.

Boeing Global Services, headquartered in Texas, was formed by integrating the services capabilities of the government, space and commercial sectors into a single, customer-focused business. Operating as a third business unit of Boeing, Global Services provides agile, cost-competitive services to commercial and government customers worldwide.

Copyright Photo: Azerbaijan Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner VP-BBR (msn 37920) JFK (Fred Freketic). Image: 934847.

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Azerbaijan Airlines to establish low-cost Buta Airways

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Azerbaijan Airlines issued this statement on December 14, 2016:

It was decided to establish Azerbaijan’s own low-cost carrier at a meeting of the Board of CJSC Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL).

The new low-cost carrier, which was named Buta Airways, will be part of the CJSC Azerbaijan Airlines and will be a 100-percent owned subsidiary company of AZAL.

The airline will be based at Heydar Aliyev International Airport.

Buta Airways will have its own fleet on the basis of Embraer aircraft in its own livery, its own staff and independent tariff policy.

It is expected that Buta Airways will begin flights in autumn 2017.

 

 

Azerbaijan Airlines is coming to Berlin

Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) (Baku) has announced it is coming to Berlin. The airline will start twice-weekly Airbus A319 flights from Baku to Berlin (Tegel) on May 2.

The airline issued this statement:

The national carrier of Azerbaijan – AZAL – Azerbaijan Airlines announces the start of scheduled flights from Baku to Berlin commencing on May 2, 2015 and the opening of the ticket sales for this route from January 21. Flights to Tegel Airport (TXL) of the capital city of Germany will run twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays with departure from Baku at 07.25 and arriving to Berlin at 09.25 local time. The return flights from Berlin will be operated at 10.45 and coming to the capital of Azerbaijan at 18.40 at the same days of the week.

Copyright Photo: OSDU/AirlinersGallery.com. Azerbaijan Airlines Airbus A319-111 4K-AZ04 (msn 2588) is pictured in action at Moscow (Domodedovo).

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Azerbaijan Airlines takes delivery of its first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner

Azerbaijan Airlines AHY 787-9 #211 at Paine Field

Azerbaijan Airlines (Baku) and Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) have announced the delivery of the airline’s first 787 Dreamliner. With this delivery, Azerbaijan Airlines becomes the first airline in the Commonwealth of Independent States to operate the 787.

Based at Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku, state-owned Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) is the national carrier of Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan Airlines currently flies a network of over 20 global destinations across the United States, China, Commonwealth of Independent States, the Middle East and Europe.

To date, 58 customers from around the world have ordered 1,055 787 Dreamliners.

Photo: Boeing. The pictured Boeing 787-8 N1789B (msn 37920) named “Fizuli” became VP-BBR on the handover.

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Azerbaijan Airlines to start Baku-New York flights on September 24

Azerbaijan Airlines-AZAL (Baku) has announced the start of scheduled flights from Baku to New York commencing on September 24, 2014. Flights to John Kennedy Airport (JFK) in New York City will be flown weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays with departure from Baku at 0600 and arriving to the biggest city of North America at 0930 local time. The return flights will be operated on the same days of the week leaving New York at 1130 and coming to the capital of Azerbaijan at 0800 the next day.

The flights will be operated with Airbus A340-500s.

Copyright Photo: Rainer Bexten/AirlinerGallery.com. Airbus A340-542 4K-AZ85 9msn 886) arrives in Istanbul.

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Azerbaijan Airlines expands Embraer fleet to six E190s

Embraer has signed a firm order for two additional E190 jets with Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) (Baku), the national carrier of Azerbaijan. The aircraft will be deployed on the carrier’s international network from Baku’s Heydar Aliyev International Airport (GYD).

The total value of the contract is $95.4 million at list prices. This order was already included in Embraer’s 2014 second quarter backlog as an “undisclosed” customer. With this order, now AZAL will now operate six E190s.

Copyright Photo: Javier Rodriguez/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer ERJ 190-100 IGW 4K-AZ64 (msn 19000627) departs from Palma de Mallorca.

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Azerbaijan Airlines launches the Baku-Beijing route

Azerbaijan Airlines (Baku) resumed nonstop service between Baku and Beijing, China on August 9. The route was originally planned to be resumed in May but was delayed due to new Chinese requirements according to the carrier. The twice-weekly routes will be operated by either Airbus A340-500 or Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft.

In other news, Azerbaijan has contracted with AJW Aviation (A. J. Walter Aviation) to rebrand the entire AZAL fleet by the end of 2013. The fleet of 18 aircraft is being repainted in this dazzling multi-hued blue livery by Eirtech Aviation.

Azerbaijan also has two Boeing 787 aircraft on order for delivery in 2014.

Finally, Azerbaijan introduced its new Embraer 190 on August 9 on the domestic route between Baku and Ganja.

Copyright Photo: Dave Glendinning/AirlinersGallery.com. The first Airbus A320 to be repainted, the pictured A320-214 4K-AZ80 (msn 2991) taxies at London (Heathrow).

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