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Silk Way West Airlines signs order for two A350F

Silk Way West Airlines signed a purchase agreement for two A350F. This is the first order from the Caspian region for this aircraft type. The freighters are intended to modernize and further grow the existing fleet   with the most efficient and sustainable cargo aircraft available in the market.  Mr. Wolfgang Meier, President of Silk Way West Airlines, co...

Heydar Aliyev International Airport to be protected from drones

An integrated system to counter unauthorized flights of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) blocking their radio signals over the territory of the airfield will be implemented at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport. The appearance of drones over airfields or near the runways can cause interruptions and delays of flights, moreover collision with drones or drones getting sucked into engine can d...

The overhaul of another Mi helicopter completed in Azerbaijan

Another on-site overhaul of the Mi helicopter together with Russian specialists has been successfully completed, Helicopter Service Center LLC reported. The implementation of such a large-scale project for the first time in the history of Azerbaijan's civil aviation was noted at the event held at the Zabrat Airport attended by the President of “ASG Holding”, Mr. Teymur Mammadov,...

Overhaul of another Russian-made helicopter completed in Azerbaijan

The Service Center for helicopter major repair at ASG Helicopter Services has completed the overhaul of another Mi-8AMT helicopter owned by the air carrier. The overhaul was carried out jointly with the specialists from the Russian Aviation Repair Plant No. 356 (Engels). It is the second overhaul of helicopters of this type in Azerbaijan.  In 2016, within the framework of the Azerbaijan...

Heydar Aliyev International Airport to temporarily operate in limited mode

In connection with the invocation of martial law on the territory of Azerbaijan, the Heydar Aliyev International Airport temporarily switches to a limited mode of operation. Thus, all flights of “Azerbaijan Airlines” (AZAL) on Baku-Nakhchivan-Baku route (scheduled to be performed until September 30 inclusive) have been suspended. Also AZAL flights on the Baku-London-Baku route sc...

Silk Way West Airlines continues multi-year strategic partnership with ACL Airshop

Silk Way West Airlines has confirmed a five-year Unit Load Device agreement extension with ACL Airshop commencing earlier in 2020.  This alliance extends the long-standing business relationship between the two companies. ACL Airshop has been a service partner with other airline units of Silk Way Holding for well over 10 years. Silk Way West Airlines and ACL...

Best in the world in its category - Heydar Aliyev International Airport

Heydar Aliyev International Airport was once again awarded the prestigious Skytrax World Airport Awards. Based on the results of the conducted audit, the airport of Azerbaijan’s capital was named the best among all world airports with an annual passenger traffic of up to 5 million people. This was ahead of airports from many different global regions, including Europe, South America...

Baku welcomed the largest aircraft in the world

The world's largest An-225 Mriya aircraft landed at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport on the morning of April 19. The aircraft was performing a commercial flight from Kazakhstan to France with a refueling stop at the Baku airport. Mriya is the world’s largest cargo aircraft in the entire history of aviation. Being one-of-a-kind, “Mriya” was manufactured at the An...

Heydar Aliyev International Airport meets high international standards of aviation security

A comprehensive audit of the level of compliance of aviation security measures applied in organizing of passenger and cargo flights to the United States took place at Heydar Aliyev International Airport.The audit was conducted in accordance with the interstate agreement between Azerbaijan and the USA.  As part of the audit, the auditors of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration we...

New record set by Azerbaijan airports in 2019

Azerbaijan’s international airports served record number of passengers. The total passenger traffic in 2019 hit 5.56 million people. Heydar Aliyev International Airport also set the record and served 4.73 million passengers last year. This is 7 percent higher than the same figure in 2018. Passenger traffic has also grown at the airports of Nakhchivan (64...

AZAL to open its sky to all airlines

For the first time in the history of Azerbaijan's civil aviation, the so-called fifth and seventh freedoms of the air will start operating at all international airports of the country. From January 1, 2020, these degrees of freedom will enable flights from Azerbaijani airports to 40 countries in Europe, North America, Australia and South-East Asia. Freedoms of the air is a...

Significant expansion of capabilities of AZAL Flight Training Centre

Azerbaijan Airlines acquired the next generation flight simulator for Embraer E-190 aircraft from FlightSafety International.  The simulator will be installed in the Pilot Training Centre at the Azerbaijan National Aviation Academy. The new simulator complex “FS1000 Embraer E190-E1 Level D Full Flight Simulator” will allow providing the full training and certificati...