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User currently offlineAmirAA From Iran, joined May 2001, 54 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1854 times:

WOW, i was at Birmingham airport yesterday and to my suprise i saw a Mahan Air A320 !!! I mean this is so strange because based upon US sanctions this cannot be possible, after all Iran Air have had countless airbus orders not come through for the very same reason. I even doubted weather i had seen a correct registration yet after checking the database it even has an Iranian registration, EP-MHJ.


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I know that Iranian airlines can buy aircraft made before late 1994, but i cant find any history on this aircraft. I would much appreciate it if someone could enlighten me on this issue.

Thanks Amir

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User currently offlineB727fan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 299 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 1794 times:

Dear AmirAA;
strange but not so strange at all! After all, this an airline that is owned by the former president Rafsanjani, and just like any slick Polititian, knows how to pull some strings! In fact, I once seen a picture of A321 as well!
Also, this can be a lease thru a 3rd party (although seeing the reg. EP-MHJ makes me wonder if it is indeed owned and not leased!)
I have also heard that the sanctions limit IR to mainly US companies and that planes can not be younger than 10 years. Also, just last week (sorry I can not remember where I saw the news on the web), I read that IR is planning to purchase new Boeing and Airbus, and in that article, I learned about the sanctions and the 10 year policy. But as for Mahan goes, I bet Rafsanjani had something to do with it, don't forget that he also controls the largest Pistachio market to the world, and US is the biggest consumer! Nuts for planes, hey why not!


User currently offlineAmirAA From Iran, joined May 2001, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 1785 times:

Thanks for some insite into this issue B727fan, but i still dont think that the US would be stupid enough to allow the sale of planes to one airline rather than an other whoever its owned by.
My only guess is like you that probably the plane is older than 10 years and is most probably second hand, as i just cant see any other way, unless theres a policy change somewhere.

Any who knows for sure, tell me tell me tell me, lol, thanks

Amir


User currently offlineBa319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8486 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 1773 times:
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With relations easing between Iran and the western world,hopefully Iranian airlines will be able to start to replace their ageing fleets in the not too distant future.


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User currently offlinePIA747 From Pakistan, joined Apr 2003, 624 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 1751 times:

This A320 has been wet-leased from Blue wings. Blue wings also operates an A321 on behalf of the iranian carrier.

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