KL808 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1595 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5313 times:
Quoting FlySSC (Reply 2):
EP-ICC remained active until early 2000. It was then retired because of the lack of spares, and is now sitting on the tarmac at Mehrabad, waiting for better (or worse ?) days.
with the recent lift in aircraft parts sanction, Is it possible that some of IR's B747's come back online?
FlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7477 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5279 times:
Quoting KL808 (Reply 3): with the recent lift in aircraft parts sanction, Is it possible that some of IR's B747's come back online?
Maybe for the few PAX aircraft still in service ... and for the last -SP (EP-IAD) ! but not for this Freighter.
What Iran Air needs now is not just spares, for its 30+ years old aircraft.
It's a complete true fleet renewal plan.
A300 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 501 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5101 times:
The three B747-2J9Fs were ordered by the Imperial Iranian Air Force (IIAF), hence the Boeing customer code "J9". They were subsequently transfered to Iran Air, which was a fully government owned company. Only Charlie Charlie stayed for any length of time and was eventualy retired at THR. Charlie Alpha and Charlie Bravo were transfered back to the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) and operated by their "civilian" division, known by its Persian acronym (SAHA). Incidently, the fourth B747-2J9F was never delieverd due to the worsening relationship between the American and Iranian regimes and was eventually delievered to Northwest Airlines.