Silk Way has ordered 10 Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplanes. The order
is valued at US$1.1 billion at current list prices.
The Azerbaijan-based Silk Way Group includes 23
companies working in the aviation industry and related services
including passenger and cargo airlines.
The airline currently
operates eight Boeing airplanes, including two 767-300 Freighters,
three 747-400 Freighters and three 747-8 Freighters (pictured).
"Silk Way’s success and profitability is a direct result of
investing in its fleet and services and growing its regional and
international footprint," said Zaur Akhundov, president, Silk Way
Group of Companies. "I am confident we will maintain our rate of
growth, supported by 10 new Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplanes."
737 MAX 8 and 9 will be followed in 2019 by the smaller MAX 7 and
higher capacity MAX 200. The aircraft is powered by CFM
International LEAP-1B engines.