N1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 29195 posts, RR: 73
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4052 times:
Quoting RedFlyer (Reply 9): I just felt one political (and un-called for) jab deserved another in kind.
That was not an uncalled for political jab. AirxLiban actualy made a comment mostly based in civil aviation, and not politics. As it is, people who fly with Iran Air are forced to fly on aircraft that, no matter how well maintained, are getting very old and do not have the same kind of parts support that, say NW has. Iran Air Engineering has done yeoman's work over the past 26 years in keeping aircraft in the sky, safe, without support from their original manufacturer, but it is unfair to the people of Iran and the passengers of Iran Air to keep them flying on craft that are not ideal, especially when the carrier has the money to do a wholesale fleet replacement simply because of disagreements between 2 idiotic governments.
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Chazzerguy From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 277 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (11 years 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3816 times:
Where did you hear that about IAA? Not doubting you, just curious your source, if it can be revealed... I had heard IAA was WFU just about the same time as IAC, and the complete lack of recent photos or sitings would seem to indicate that if it is back in service, it's only been very recent...
CalAir From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 298 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3626 times:
I have only recently joined Airliners.net but I am absolutely amazed at how people go off on one about subjects TOTALLY unrelated to aviation. Why? People if you want to engage in political debates please, join forums set up for that very purpose and let people who want to post and read about aeroplanes do so without having to read all this rubbish that springs up when somebody gets on their soapbox! No offence to any individual or slur on any political belief, but there is such thing as a time and a place and this aint one of them!
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TheBigOne From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3606 times:
Just wondering why Iran Air does not order new Russian jets. I am well aware that they would love to have either A or B aircraft, but surely new build IL96 and TU204s would go some way towards easing the burden on their ageing 747 / A300 fleet. I know the Russian jets are not as fuel efficient as western aircraft, but I'm sure they have to be more fuel efficient than the older 747s and A300s. Plus, I'm sure Iran would be able to negotiate some kind of workshare, so that their industry benefits from ordering Russian planes?
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Snoopy From Switzerland, joined Oct 2001, 370 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3560 times:
Quoting TheBigOne (Reply 21): I have only recently joined Airliners.net but I am absolutely amazed at how people go off on one about subjects TOTALLY unrelated to aviation. Why? People if you want to engage in political debates please, join forums set up for that very purpose and let people who want to post and read about aeroplanes do so without having to read all this rubbish that springs up when somebody gets on their soapbox! No offence to any individual or slur on any political belief, but there is such thing as a time and a place and this aint one of them!
CalAir, unfortunately you are spot on! There's a lot of clutter and background noise on this forum....you just have to sift through it. What a waste of time and energy
25 Tommy Mogren
: I don't really know. I know Iran Air uses the 747SP mainly on their Teheran - Tokyo route, with a stop in Peking. But it does go to LHR, just don't k
: A USN Tico class CG, that was engaged in a surface battle with Iranian PT Boats, fired on the aircraft with an SM-2 missile in 1988. The Naval surfac
: Was EP-IAC ferried to Teheran with all that damage? Low level flight maybe??
: EP-IAC is in Teheran at this point... Not sure the ferry date, or any details... From what I've heard and seen, the plane was not terribly damaged...
: It's almost laughable that the survivors of Iran 655 were paid $300k for wage earning victims, and half that for non wage earners. The PA103 victims