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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...

Welcome to a real Helicopter city - SWHS

End of October 50skyshades had a great chance to visit a real helicopter city - Zabrat airport, home base for SilkWay Helicopter Services  ( SWHS). 20 minutes drive from Baku International airport and we entered the real helicopter world.  First person to guide us in this helicopter city was General director of SWHS Mr.Azer Sultanov, who told us about company's history, present li...

AZAL first flight lands in Vnukovo

AZAL Azerbaijan Airlines AZAL and Vnukovo Airport  made first step in cooperation. October 25, 2015. When the airline made its first regular flight on the route Moscow-Baku. To honor the beginning of AZAL flights Vnukovo prepared a special festive program. The opening ceremony was attended by Adviser to the Azerbaijani Embassy in Russia Vugar Rafig oglu Imamaliev,...

Azerbaijan invested $15B in aviation developing

Around $15 billion has been invested in developing the aviation sphere in Azerbaijan over the last 10 years, Abid Sharifov, the country’s deputy prime minister said Oct.23. He made the remarks during the 35th session of the Interstate Council on Aviation and Airspace in Baku. “Four new airports were constructed and two more were modernized, helicopter and aircraft fleets were ful...

SW Business Aviation parts with vintage jet

As we found out, SW Business Aviation ( a part of Silk Way Group) is putting for sale Boeing Business Jet 727-200 (727-251 / WL). Aircraft produced in 1981 has an exclusive VIP-lounge, designed to carry 65 passengers. In 2014 business jet got it's cabin full renovation and in June 2015 passed the aircraft overhaul. The company also offers as the package with th...

Nakhchivan International Airport reconstruction comes to the final stage

Azerbaijan continues to actively implement regional airports modernization program. In the nearest future new passenger terminal of the Nakhichevan International Airport will be opened. Nakhchivan International Airport ( Naxçıvan Beynəlxalq Hava Limanı) (IATA: NAJ, ICAO: UBBN) is an airport and located in Nakchivan, the capital of the Nakchiva...

The Silk Road of SW Business Aviation

What do you know about Azerbaijan market of business aviation?  Taking in consideration that it is booming the same way as the country in general: new equipment is purchased, implemented infrastructure projects already realized and what is even more important the traffic is growing - we had a chance to find out much more personally in Baku getting the latest updates directly from&nb...

Silk Way West becomes member of IATA

Azerbaijan carrier Silk Way West Airlines has been made a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The carrier was presented with the certificate of membership at the 6th Caspian Air Cargo Summit in Baku, which took place from 5-7 October. This certificate was given to the airline by IATA area manager for Turkey, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan, Funda Cal...