Csturdiv From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 1515 posts, RR: 3 Posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 6802 times:
I noticed on the CH-Aviation website that the Iraqi Airways CRJ900 is no longer listed as being stored. Does this mean that Kuwait (or was it Kuwait Airways) is no longer holding onto it as part of the dispute after the first Gulf War?
An American expat from the ORD area living and working in Australia
SurfandSnow From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 2908 posts, RR: 31
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 6252 times:
So has Iraqi Airways never been able to operate its new CRJ-900? It's great to see Iraq taking some incredibly bold steps to mend relations with its neighbors and move forward. While I agree that the US invasion was never fully justified, this new Iraqi government certainly seems to be helping forge a broader sense of peace in the region.
Flying in the middle seat of coach is much better than not flying at all!
ENU From Netherlands, joined Nov 2006, 1166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 6088 times:
Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 4): I don't see how that is possible since the CRJ-900 come out LONG after the first Gulf war.
From the article:
Quote: Kuwait Airways demanded $US1.2 billion ($1.83 billion) in reparations from Iraqi Airways for planes and equipment stolen during Saddam's 1990 invasion of the emirate.
The company used a Montreal court in August 2008 to stop 10 Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft ordered by Iraqi Airways from the Canadian company from being transferred, a decision that eventually prompted the settlement.
BHMNONREV From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1383 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5341 times:
Quoting ENU (Reply 2): Have the B737s Iraqi Airways purchased from AirTran been painted in their colours? Where do they fly them?
Not yet. I was sitting in the Baghdad terminal four weeks ago waiting for my flight to Dubai, and I saw one cruise by. It still had all the AirTran paint, minus the "a" on the tail and Airtran on the fuselage. Seemed a bit strange for sure...lol