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Azerbaijan Airlines increasing regular flights to London

Azerbaijan Airlines CJSC (AZAL) is increasing the number of regular flights from Baku to London, in accordance with the winter schedule. Currently, AZAL is carrying out five flights per week from the Heydar Aliyev International Airport to the major international airport of the UK’s capital - London Heathrow Airport. The flights will be implemented on a daily basis since Oct. 30. On Saturd...

Russia to open service center for Mi-8/17 helicopters in Azerbaijan

The Russian Helicopters Holding will open a center for repair of Mi-8/17 helicopters in Azerbaijan and the corresponding agreement is expected to be signed at the ADEX 2016 exhibition in late September, TASS reported citing deputy director general of the holding for after-sales service, Igor Chechikov. He added that negotiations are currently underway regarding the form of cooperation. &ldqu...

Azerbaijan to firm MC-21 lease once flight-tests start

Azerbaijan Airlines has tentatively signed to lease 10 Irkut MC-21-300s from Russia’s Ilyushin Finance. The aircraft would be delivered over the course of 2019-20, the leasing company states. Azerbaijan Airlines would take the MC-21s in a 159-seat configuration including 20 in the business-class cabin. It has not specified an engine selection but the type will be tested wi...

Several important innovations will be introduced on AZAL and AZALJET flights

Meals on AZALJET flights will differ slightly from the same menu of AZAL’s classic flights. AZALJET passengers will be offered a hot meal (with a choice of chicken or meat meal), bread, juice, water, tea or coffee. If it is a morning flight, passengers will be offered breakfast. In addition, as before passengers will have an opportunity to buy another type of improved hot menu while booki...

SWHS official service provider for external cargo sling OGP

Commercial helicopter company “Silk Way Helicopter Services” LLC (SWHS LLC) received a status of the official service provider for external cargo sling on offshore and onshore oil and gas platforms according to Oil &Gas Producers Standard (OGP). The main direction of these services is focused on flare tip change outs on oil and gas platforms, as well as the wide range of service...

Azerbaijan’s flag carrier creates its own low-cost brand

Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) announces plans on establishing a new brand – AZALJET, representing low-cost destinations of the airline. Flights under AZALJET brand will be operated based on the existing infrastructure of Azerbaijan’s civil aviation from March 28, 2016. Baggage and meals on board will be offered for additional payment on the flights operated underAZALJ...

Foreign airlines can open new budget flights to Azerbaijan’s regions

Leadership of international airports jointly with the Aviation Security Department of CJSC Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) are holding negotiations with representatives of the aviation authorities of Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Israel and some other countries for closer cooperation within passenger air transportation since January 2016. Flights from the Azerbaijani regions to popular...

Celestian angels: AZAL flight attendants

As we promised - we are showing you much more of what we have learned about AZAL celestial angels. Do you have any idea what a flight attendant has to know? How they are trained?  AZAL future flight attendants have practice on modern simulators that mimic the cabin and passengers. Cabin crew must be able to provide first aid:measure the pressure Make a cardiac massage...

Celestial angels: Secrets of AZAL flight attendants

Flight attendant job  is taken as a romantic one, but just few people know what is required in order to become a "celestial angel" - a lot of patience, hard work and physical strength. During 50skyshades visit to Baku we were honoured to find out some secrets, so  we will try to unveil the mysteries of this romantic and at the same time as we are convinced of hard work If yo...

Minimising stress airport - welcome to Baku

Once again we are going back to 50skyshades visit to Baku. This time with our big discovery - minimising stress airport, we felt in love with after seeing so many different around the world. Discovering Heydar Aliyev International Airport we felt so comfortable, were impressed by so many things, that it was absolutely necessary to find out more and share with our readers. So let’s st...

Goodbye to vintage Boeing Business Jet

During 50skyshades recent visit to Baku, in order to get to know the aviation industry of Azerbaijan republic, we had a chance to meet SW Business Aviation company (a part of Silk Way Group), to see by ourselves the infrastructure, discuss with the management their results of 2015 and future plans. Talking to General Director Boyukagha Guliyev, we found out that company is ready to say&n...

Helicopter services we talk less about

As with many innovations in Emergency Medical Services (EMS), the concept of transporting the injured by aircraft has its origins in the military and the concept of using aircraft as ambulances is almost as old as powered flight itself. The first written record of the term "air ambulance" is in Jules Verne's Robur le Conquérant (1866), which describes the rescue of shipwrec...