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When Will Iranair Retire Its 747's?  
User currently offlineCurious From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 236 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4902 times:

Naturally if they could they would replace them now. But wandering how long they can keep them flying they must be approaching 30 years now. Surely at some point they have to stop flying them?

Thanks

Any fleet renewal programmes?

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User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4902 times:

Iranair will retire it's ageing aircraft when Iran and the US stop arguing and settle down to some nice, normal trading. Unless something drastic happens.

Andy  old 



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User currently offlineCurious From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4838 times:

Well cant see that happening anytime soon. Can the 747's be replaced with more recent 200's that may be available on the market?

At some point the current ones have to stop right or are they as good as long as they are maintained well?


User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4816 times:

Quoting Curious (Reply 2):
At some point the current ones have to stop right or are they as good as long as they are maintained well?

Not sure what the finite life of a 747 airframe is, maybe one of the Boeing afficionados could tell us?

However, I do agree, they cannot continue for ever, and I would suspect the maintenance isn't quite what it should be.

Andy  old 



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User currently offlineYAK42 From Ireland, joined Oct 2000, 800 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4631 times:

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 3):
and I would suspect the maintenance isn't quite what it should be.

Iran Air's maintenance is supposed to be exellent. Most of the 747 fleet has however already been grounded because they are just too high time. Only a few of them are still flying.


User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12061 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4613 times:

Quoting YAK42 (Reply 5):
Most of the 747 fleet has however already been grounded because they are just too high time.

No, they have been grounded because of no parts avaliable. Their parts have been used to keep the remaining IranAir B-747-100/-200s, and one B-747SP flying. I also believe the IIAF only has one KC-747-100 still flying. The IIAF bought 12 KC-747s, one crashed in a T-Storm, that left 11 airframes.


User currently offlineYAK42 From Ireland, joined Oct 2000, 800 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4567 times:

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 5):
No, they have been grounded because of no parts avaliable. Their parts have been used to keep the remaining IranAir B-747-100/-200s, and one B-747SP flying.

I understood that they had the parts they needed manufactered for them specially in China or sourced them used and that the ones grounded were the ones with the highest hours/cycles.


User currently offlineChazzerguy From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 277 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4330 times:

For what it's worth...

I understand their one remaining SP still has quite a few hours before it will be due for a D-check... Should be on the order of a couple or three years yet at its current rate of utilization... Then, once it's due for the D, it will likely be WFU. I suppose it's possible it will be withdrawn before that if they get a suitable aircraft to replace it... EP-IAD first flew in 1979.

Interesting aside... Boeing managed to get that plane delivered despite rapidly deteriorating relations with Iran... They delivered it in July of 1979, after the Shah had been overthrown in January of that year. The plane was ferried from Everett in bare metal, and I think went to FRA. It was then delivered to a third party, who in turn delivered it to Iran Air. Boeing was very anxious the sale would get shot down and they would get caught holding the bag, so the delivery was somewhat cloak and dagger. The plane flew for several months without any Iran Air logos on it... Just all white. The embassy was overrun in November, and that was that.


User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4204 times:

Consider that Iran still has some 707's flying, and you'll understand that the 747's might be around for a VERY long time...


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User currently offlineCurious From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4068 times:

Their is only one 707 with Saha and one VIP 707 flying

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