Curious From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 236 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3128 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?
DeltaMD11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 1701 posts, RR: 34
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2560 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.
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A300 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 474 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2525 times:
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.