Silk Way West partners with Turkish Technic

Both companies announced a 5-year strategic partnership for enhanced Boeing 777F fleet support. This collaboration marks a significant milestone in the airline’s aim to ensuring high operational efficiency and fleet reliability.

Silkway West and Turkish Technic join forces 

Under this new component pool agreement, Silk Way West Airlines will leverage Turkish Technic’s extensive maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) expertise. This partnership guarantees access to a wide range of spare parts and MRO solutions, essential for maintaining the high performance and safety standards of the Azeri carrier’s Boeing 777 freighter fleet.  

Wolfgang Meier, President of Silk Way West Airlines, emphasized the significance of the agreement, stating, “We are delighted to join forces with Turkish Technic to enhance our operational capabilities and uphold our commitment to excellence in air cargo transportation. This collaboration reflects our dedication to providing reliable and efficient services to our customers worldwide.” 

Commenting on the new component pool agreement, Mikail Akbulut, CEO of Turkish Technic, said: ‘‘We are delighted to have taken the first step towards a long-term cooperation with Silk Way West Airlines. With decades of experience in component maintenance and large inventory of components, we are proud to be a leading solution center for Boeing 777 component pooling.  We are excited to work closely with the operator to ensure the highest level of safety and reliability for their Boeing 777F fleet.” 

Founded in 2012 in Baku, Silk Way West Airlines operates hundreds of flights every month across the globe via its fleet of 14 dedicated Boeing 777F, 747-8F, and 747-400F aircraft based at Heydar Aliyev International Airport. On April 28, 2021, Silk Way West Airlines signed a strategic fleet expansion agreement with Boeing for the purchase of five new 777 Freighters, followed by a further agreement signed on November 10, 2022 for the purchase of two state-of-the-art 777-8 Freighters. Silk Way West Airlines also agreed the purchase of two A350 Freighters with Airbus on June 28, 2022. 

Turkish Technic, an association of Turkish Airlines group companies (Istanbul Stock Exchange: THYAO), is one of the world’s leading aviation services providers, offering maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification and reconfiguration services. The company employs 10.500 staff based at Istanbul’s three international airports.

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