Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
WSJ: Iraqi Airways To Acquire 5×737-400  
User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6484 posts, RR: 3
Posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4610 times:

Brief fair use excerpt from The Wall Street Journal:

Quote:
BAGHDAD (AP)--National carrier Iraqi Airways announced Sunday it wanted to buy at least five Boeing 737-400 passenger jets in what appeared to be a step to facilitate increasing traffic to and from Iraq.

An English-language statement posted in the pro-government daily Al-Sabah read that "companies authorized to sell such aircraft are invited to submit their tenders" by Dec. 4.

Iraqi Airways Wants To Buy At Least 5 Boeing Jets


When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' T.Roosevelt
16 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5893 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4538 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

I wonder if these 734's will come from US. Makes sense.

User currently offlineAleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3236 posts, RR: 32
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4511 times:

They could be very good for the airline. What happened with that 767-200, by the way?


R-E-S-P-E-C-T
User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4182 times:

Going for the 734 makes sense, their pilots are all-Boeing to my knowlege. Currently, they only seem to operate three 732 and one 762. The big question is: Are Iraqi airports save, or do they always risk being shot down?

Quoting Aleksandar (Reply 2):
They could be very good for the airline. What happened with that 767-200, by the way?

Still in the fleet, afaik. Seems to be doing VIP flights.


User currently offlineScouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3385 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4173 times:

Do you think that they'll be taking those A310s as well  Wink  Big grin

User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4145 times:

IA have aquired a second 762 some months back.

User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4073 times:

They still don't publish schedules though. Are they operating anything other than charters ?

User currently offlineAleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3236 posts, RR: 32
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4044 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 6):
They still don't publish schedules though. Are they operating anything other than charters ?

Considering the current situation in Iraq, that is not surprising. Just have in mind that the airport road to SDA is one of the most dangerous roads in the world, so it is quite an achivement to have any service at all.



R-E-S-P-E-C-T
User currently offlinePADSpot From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3956 times:

AirBerlin has 5 734 which it wants to get rid of during the next 1-2 years. Might be a good chance.

Quoting Scouseflyer (Reply 4):
Do you think that they'll be taking those A310s as well Wink

The Iraqi government still recognises this order, but also showed interest to convert it to A330s

Quoting Thorben (Reply 3):
Still in the fleet, afaik. Seems to be doing VIP flights.

Austrian company Jet Alliances did the VIP flights for the Iraqi government for quite some time with a MD-82.


User currently offlineAfay1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1293 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3924 times:

I wonder if it will be a similar situation to Ariana Afghan, which received A300B4's from Air India and 727-200's from Boeing/AA, only to be then banned from the EU (for publicly unstated reasons)?

User currently offlineILSApproach From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 410 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3800 times:

727's banned from EU due to noise restrictions, probably no hush kits!

Mike @ MSP


User currently offlineAfay1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1293 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3759 times:

Ariana is totally banned, without exception (according to the EU website), so I don't think it has to do with hushkits neccesarily. It likely has to do with security, or maintenance, but no reason is given.

User currently offlineViasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1873 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3698 times:

Quoting 777way (Reply 5):
IA have aquired a second 762 some months back.

They have only one B767. The aircraft was deregistrated from 9L-LFF
to J2-KCN, so some people think there are two IA B767 arround.


Quoting PADSpot (Reply 8):
AirBerlin has 5 734 which it wants to get rid of during the next 1-2 years. Might be a good chance.

Four of the five AB 734 will go to Bluebird Cargo.


User currently offlineFCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3601 times:

Confirmed IA has ONLY 1 762 J2-KCN (Ex ACA C-GAVA), as PRESIDENTIAL aircraft.
This plane was at ORY last week with the Iraqi president.
He is stationned at AMM , when not flying.


User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3560 times:

Quoting Afay1 (Reply 11):
Ariana is totally banned, without exception (according to the EU website),

Amadeus is howing them flying to Frankfurt with A310 twice weekly.


User currently offlineAfay1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1293 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3521 times:

Quoting 777way (Reply 14):
Amadeus is howing them flying to Frankfurt with A310 twice weekly.

I know, but according to the EU's website, which says it was updated in October, Ariana is totally banned. There aren't very many recent pics of it, and the pics that are there are different A310s, all under wetlease, so I guess Ariana is not technically flying to Frankfurt, and the EU plays along...


User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4681 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3446 times:

Quoting Afay1 (Reply 15):
I know, but according to the EU's website, which says it was updated in October, Ariana is totally banned. There aren't very many recent pics of it, and the pics that are there are different A310s, all under wetlease, so I guess Ariana is not technically flying to Frankfurt, and the EU plays along...

Do they still have their own A310 ? That was their only aircraft not banned from EU airspace.



Exceptions confirm the rule.
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Iraqi Airways To Sharm El Sheikh posted Mon Nov 7 2005 19:52:55 by Horus
All Nippon Airways To YEG W/ 747-400 This Winter! posted Fri Oct 7 2005 02:34:51 by Slashd0t
Iraqi Airways To Resume Int`l Flights posted Fri Sep 17 2004 18:16:22 by Canberra
Iraqi Airways To Fly Again Soon? posted Tue Sep 16 2003 20:21:44 by AlexG
Iraqi Airways To Fly Again-But Why In Two Years? posted Thu May 1 2003 09:13:22 by Airmale
British Airways To Use B747-400 On LHR-BAH-DOH posted Tue Oct 15 2002 16:24:33 by QatarAirways
Iraqi Airways To Rio De Janiero... posted Thu Dec 13 2001 22:50:35 by Twa902fly
WSJ: CIT To Acquire 10 Undelivered Delta 737-800s posted Tue Dec 6 2005 15:30:50 by N328KF
What Happened To Kenya Airways And The 767-400 posted Wed May 12 2004 08:30:58 by Ua777222
Iraqi Airways Ready To Go. posted Wed Oct 22 2003 09:21:26 by BN747