PICTURE: Silk Way’s 747-8 Freighter poised for delivery

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The first of four Boeing 747-8 Freighters for Silk Way Airlines is being readied for delivery at the manufacturer’s Everett plant near Seattle.

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The Azerbaijani cargo carrier has firm orders for two 747-8Fs and will take two more from GECAS, Flightglobal's Ascend Online database shows. Delivery of the first aircraft is due this month.

The Baku-based airline currently operates three 747-400Fs and two 767-300ERFs alongside an Antonov An-12 and nine Ilyushin Il-76s.

Silk Way operates services to destinations in Europe, the Middle East and the Far East.