Silk Way West Airlines join hands with Rolls-Royce to replace engines for its 747-400F
The agreement will also ensure the airline's operational sustainability until 2026 and forming part of the carrier's fleet renewal program. 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 signed a strategic agreement with Rolls-Royce to replace engines for five of Silk Way West Airlines' RB211-524 powered Boeing 747-400F aircraft at the Dubai Airshow 2021.
The agreement will also ensure the airline's operational sustainability until 2026 and form part of the carrier's fleet renewal programme. Silk Way West Airlines will be provided with a minimum of 20,000 flight cycles of engine life for the next five years.
During the signing ceremony, Zaur Akhundov, president, Silk Way Group said, “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.”
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 the smooth running of the freight carrier's engines through a range of services.
Chris Cholerton, president, Rolls-Royce Civil Aerospace said, “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.”