LONDON – One of the more unique deals that came out of the Dubai Air Show was between Rolls Royce & Silk Way West Airlines who have signed an engine replacement deal for the Boeing 747-400Fs in the fleet.
Rolls Royce will provide replacement engines for five of the airline’s RB211-524 powered Boeing 747-400F aircraft that will support the carrier’s operations until 2026.
Commenting on the news was Chris Cholerton, the President of Rolls-Royce Civil Aerospace:
“We are delighted to have signed this agreement with Silk Way Airlines today.”
“Utilizing existing engines to provide them with a cost-effective way of maintaining their fleet is an efficient and logical solution to supporting their operations until 2026.”
“We look forward to continuing to work with them and building on our relationship with them as they grow in the future.”
Also commenting on the news was Zaur Akhundov, President of Silk Way Group who emphasized that this is a close relationship between the two sides:
“It is with great honor that we successfully continue our long-lasting cooperation with Rolls-Royce. Keeping a close relationship with one of our global partners is of strategic importance and we consider the signing of this agreement as a new phase in the history of our bilateral relations.”
“Thanks to this agreement, Silk Way West Airlines will be able to successfully realize its business strategy regarding the planned fleet renewal”.
This is good news for the 747-400s due to the fact that its life will be preserved for a little longer, especially as a freighter, meaning the Queen of the Skies within Silk Way will continue to operate for many more years to come.