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Silk Way Airlines signs a firm order for ten Antonov An-178 freighters after the successful first flight

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Silk Way Airlines (Baku) and Antonov on May 7, 2015 signed a contract for the delivery of 10 new An-178 freighters (below).

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According to Wikipedia, the Antonov An-178 is a short-range medium-airlift military transport aircraft designed by the Ukrainian Antonov company and based on the Antonov An-158 (An-148-200). The new type was announced on February 5, 2010 and was rolled out on April 16, 2015. The first flight was conducted successfully on May 7, 2015.

The An-178 is proposed to replace the Antonov An-12, Antonov An-26 and Antonov An-32.[

Interestingly the new An−178 is also equipped with a cargo ramp.

Currently Silk Way operates four Antonov An-12s along with the Ilyushin Il-76s and Il-76TD-90s.

Photo below: Antonov.

Antonov An-178 (Antonov)(LR)



Silk Way West Airlines and Boeing to finalize the purchase of three 747-8 freighters

Silk Way West Airlines (Silkway Azerbaijan Cargo) (formerly Silk Way Airlines) (Baku) and Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) have announced that the two companies are finalizing terms and working toward a purchase agreement for three 747-8 Freighter airplanes.

When finalized, the contract will be valued at more than $1.1 billion at current list prices. The order will be posted on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website once all contingencies are cleared.

Silk Way West Airlines is an enterprise of the Silk Way Group, which includes 23 companies working in the aviation industry and related services. The airline currently operates seven Boeing airplanes, including two 767-300 Freighters, three 747-400 Freighters and two 747-8 Freighters.

Silk Way Airlines became Silk Way West Airlines on July 1, 2012.

Top Copyright Photo: Royal S. King/ (all others below by Silk Way West Airlines). Boeing 747-83QF VQ-BVC (4K-SW882) (msn 44937) prepares to land at Paine Field. This freighter was delivered on August 29, 2014.

Silkway Azerbaijan Cargo 747-800F VQ-BVC (10)(Title) PAE (Silk Way)(LRW)

Silkway Azerbaijan Cargo 747-800F VQ-BVC (10)(Tail) PAE (Silk Way)(LRW)

Silkway Azerbaijan Cargo 747-800F VQ-BVB (10)(Grd) PAE (Silk Way)(LRW)

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Silk Way Airlines takes delivery of its first two Boeing 747-800F freighters

Boeing (Chicago and Seattle) and Silk Way Airlines (Baku, Azerbaijan) today (August 28) celebrated the delivery of the airline’s two 747-83QF freighters. The first airplane (4K-SW881, msn 44444) was delivered last week and the second airplane (4K-SW882, msn 44937) was delivered today (August 28).

To date, Boeing has delivered 49 747-8 Freighters.

Copyright Photo: Royal S. King/ Boeing 747-83QF VQ-BVC (4K-SW882) lands after a test flight at Paine Field near Everett, WA.

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Silk Way Airlines orders two Boeing 747-8 Freighters

Silk Way Airlines (Baku, Azerbaijan) and Boeing today announced an order for two Boeing 747-8 Freighters valued at $704 million at current list prices.

Silk Way Airlines currently operates Boeing 747-400 Freighters (see above) and 767-300 Freighters. It is considered as one of the leading cargo airlines in Central Asia providing full-fledged services to Europe and the United Kingdom and the Middle East, as well as the Far East including Korea, China and Hong Kong. In addition, it also serves international destinations through a network of alliances.

Copyright Photo: OSDU/ Boeing 747-4R7F 4K-800 (msn 29729) prepares to land at Moscow (Shereyetyevo).

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Silk Way Airlines signs MOU for four Boeing 747-800F freighters

Silk Way Airlines (Silkway Azerbaijan Cargo) (Baku) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Boeing for four new Boeing 747-800F freighters according to

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Copyright Photo: OSDU. Silk Way currently operates three Boeing 747-400F freighters and two 767-300F freighters besides its Russian aircraft. Boeing 747-4R7F 4K-800 (msn 29729) completes its final approach into Moscow (Shereyetyevo).

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Silk Way Airlines to take delivery of its first Boeing 767-300F freighter

Silk Way Airlines (Silkway Azerbaijan Cargo) (Baku) is getting ready to accept its first Boeing 767-300F freighter. The new type also carries Internet sub-titles for new entity Silkway West Airlines (

Copyright Photo: Joe G. Walker. Newly-built Boeing 767-SW808 (msn 41068) completed its first flight on May 2 from Paine Field near Everett, WA.

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Silk Way to operate its Ilyushin Il-76 freighters for the U.S. military

World Airways (Atlanta) and Silk Way Airlines (Baku) announced today they have completed a teaming agreement to provide outsized air freight service to the U.S. military. The agreement provides freight services beginning in January 2012 utilizing Silk Way’s Il-76 aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Rainer Bexten. Please click on the photo for additional information.