Air Cargo Management

Cargo airline Silk Way West orders 16 GE9X and GE90 engines

Kathy MacKenzie, President of Commercial Programs for GE Aerospace (left) and Mr. Zaur Akhundov, President of Silk Way Group, sign ceremonial documents at the GE Learning Centre in Cincinnati as part of Silk Way West’s order announcement for GE9X and GE90 engines. Photo: GE Aerospace

Silk Way West Airlines has ordered a combined total of 16 GE9X and GE90 engines to power its fleet of Boeing 777 aircraft.

The cargo airline 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.

“We are delighted to continue a successful, long-lasting cooperation with GE Aerospace,” said Silk Way Group’s president Zaur Akhundov. “This agreement marks the strengthening of our relationship. This is a step forward to a more sustainable future.

“We believe that this partnership extension will help us to deliver our long-term strategy of sustainable growth and environmental commitments, allowing us to continuously improve the services provided to our valuable customers.”

GE Aerospace’s president of commercial programs Kathy MacKenzie commented: “The GE9X engine offers a combination of power and fuel efficiency that is unmatched in its class. We are proud to continue building our relationship with Silk Way West as they continue to modernise their fleet for cargo operations.”

IHI Corporation, Safran Aircraft Engines, Safran Aero Boosters and MTU Aero Engines are participants in the GE9X engine programme.

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