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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...

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...