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Iranian Govt Receives VIP A321  
User currently offlineCurious From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 236 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3103 times:

I saw the delivery ceremony on state television. Interesting that there was no officials were at the ceremony and no journalists were allowed inside, I guess they did not want anyone to see the opulence of a govt aircraft while the new President is ‘huffing’ and ‘puffing’ about eradicating poverty.

In any case isn’t an A321 unusual VIP aircraft I would have thought they go for an A319CJ like everyone else? Also interestingly the report said the aircraft was delivered from Switzerland so maybe not a direct purchase from Airbus?

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User currently offlineFCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3081 times:

This is NOT a new A321.
This is EP-AGB C/N 1202 ex Livingston I-LIVC , and before Monarch G-OZBD.


User currently offlineCurious From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3073 times:

Oh i see, Thanks that makes sense since Iran has difficulties in sourcing new aircraft. Do we know what engines?

User currently offlineEI747SYDNEY From Ireland, joined Oct 2005, 703 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2988 times:

My question is why would they have no problems purchasing a second hand Airbus for the Government but find it extremly hard getting parts for the fleet for Iran air?

Rob  wave 



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User currently offlineCurious From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2893 times:

good question , answer is that in Iran teh govt comes first the people last and when they can they buy old A300 from olympic. However they did try buying A330 via germanwings which was blocked

User currently offlineChiefT From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 357 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2764 times:
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Quoting Curious (Reply 4):
However they did try buying A330 via germanwings which was blocked

I think it was Bluewings, not GermanWings.
Bluewings had parked 3x ex LH ex Sabena A330 in Cologne



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User currently offlineChiefT From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 357 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2753 times:
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Quoting Curious (Reply 2):
Do we know what engines?

Seems to Have IAE V2500.

A/C was delivered in June already.



Aircraft are marginal costs with wings.
User currently offlineMD90fan From Bahamas, joined Jul 2005, 2931 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2717 times:

Wow this is very suprising to me, any body know if it has fuel tanks?


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User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2919 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2691 times:

Quoting MD90fan (Reply 7):
Wow this is very suprising to me, any body know if it has fuel tanks?

I would say it is a safe guess to say yes, this aircraft does indeed have fuel tanks. Otherwise that whole flying about buisness would be much more tricky!



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User currently offlineBreiz From France, joined Mar 2005, 1917 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2615 times:

Quoting Spacepope (Reply 8):
Quoting MD90fan (Reply 7):
Wow this is very suprising to me, any body know if it has fuel tanks?

I would say it is a safe guess to say yes, this aircraft does indeed have fuel tanks. Otherwise that whole flying about buisness would be much more tricky!

Funny, Spacepope  Smile
I have not read anything about ADDITIONAL fuel tanks on this particular ac.


User currently offlineCaptainStorck From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2590 times:

Does anyone have a shot of this airplane, I caught a glimpse of an A-320 series landing in EWR last night and I had never seen the scheme and I was wondering if this may have been it.

User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21511 posts, RR: 60
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2585 times:

And yet the UK still can't get their own VIP jets without a fight...


Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offlineCurious From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2563 times:

Differernce between Iran and the Uk is that in Iran the govt can spend what it likes on itself there is no strict scrutiny of public spending like there is in The UK.

Any idea who did the interior?


User currently offlineFCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2536 times:

The interior has been made by SOGERMA at Bordeaux.

User currently offlineDeltaMD11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 1701 posts, RR: 35
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2535 times:

Quoting CaptainStorck (Reply 10):
Does anyone have a shot of this airplane, I caught a glimpse of an A-320 series landing in EWR last night and I had never seen the scheme and I was wondering if this may have been it.

Given current US-Iranian relations I think that you can be reasonably sure that the A320 series aircraft that you saw was not owned and/or operated by the Iranian government. Just a hunch.  Smile



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User currently offlineA300 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 474 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2500 times:
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I don't understand the big deal. Iranian government has an old 737-286A that needs replacement. Iran is a large country and officials need to travel around. Don't blame Iranian gov't for the state of affair of the commercial fleet. They keeping ordering new aircraft and nothing gets delivered due to the USA embargo (737-400s, A330, etc.) The old OA A300 are fairly new and much more modern than the old types they replaced.


Boland Aseman Jayegah Man Ast.
User currently offlineCaptainStorck From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2448 times:

lol - that is probably true, that given though, who's Airbus could that have been, it was green and white... Any guesses?

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