All-Boeing cargo operator Silk Way West Airlines has placed an order for a pair of Airbus A350 Freighters, plus options for a further two examples.

Silk Way West says the aircraft will be delivered over the 2027-2028 period. No details of the contract value were disclosed, however.

A350F Silk Way

Source: Airbus

Deliveries of the widebody freighters will begin in 2027

Azerbaijan-based Silk Way West operates seven Boeing 747-400Fs and five 747-8Fs, according to Cirium fleets data, and has five 777 Freighters on order.

“I am confident of the success that the acquisition of these new aircraft will bring us, and the signing of this agreement marks a new milestone in the growth of our company.

“There is no doubt that this partnership will strengthen the company’s leading position in the global air freight market over the next 15-20 years,” says the carrier’s president Wolfgang Meier.

As of end-May, the A350F had accumulated 22 firm orders since its launch in 2021, Airbus data shows. First flight of the 109t-payload jet is due in 2024.