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Iran Civil Aviation Organization Suspends Airline  
User currently offlineglobalflyer777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 5039 times:

In what appears to be a first, the Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) of Iran has suspended a local airline for "safety reasons and non-compliance with regulations".

http://www.tehrantimes.com/politics/...or-non-compliance-with-regulations

I am truly impressed by this, as it seems for the first time the CAO is enforcing safety regulations and taking those who don't comply to task. If only they'd have started acting like this sooner, maybe hundreds of lives could have been saved.

In another positive recent development, the CAO came first place in an air safety audit conducted by the International Civil Aviation Organization, ICAO, beating even the regional aviation giants like Dubai, Qatar and Abu Dhabi:

Iran Civil Aviation Org Ranks First In ME Region (by globalflyer777 Jul 25 2012 in Civil Aviation)s

Hamid Reza Pahlevani, the head of the CAO has only been in the job for a couple of months and is already making astonishing ground in air safety matters. Lets pray that this continues so that the Iranian people can enjoy respectable air safety standards like so many other countries do.

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User currently offlineTupolev160 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4985 times:

Wow, that's impressive, congratulations to Pahlevani.

What an irony that despite all the sanctions in place Iran ranks first in ME in terms of aviation safety  


User currently offlinecedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8142 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4680 times:

Will be curious to learn which airline - and btw I am amused by the attempt at discretion - don't see how it will stay secret for long, I mean sooner or later someone will notice that ATA, or Caspian, or one of them, hasn't moved for six days.

But since the secret's not out yet, I'm going to say it's not Iran Air Tours, Zagros, Caspian, Saha, Meraj, Aria or Homa. Which leaves ATA and Fars Air Qeshm. One of which is an unknown quantity and one scared the crap out of me.

Good to see Iran do everything it can to run a safe operation in it's busy skies.



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User currently offlinebennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7688 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4593 times:

I would like to believe that this is genuine.

However, I find this whole secrecy thing rather suspect.


User currently offlineviasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1884 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4234 times:

Here is an overview of all iranian airlines:

Scheduled Carrier
Arvand Airlines (Start-Up)
ATA Airlines
Caspian Airlines
Chabahar Airlines
HESA Airlines
Iran Air
Iran Air Tours
Iran Aseman Airlines
Kish Air
Mahan Air
Naft Airlines
Qeshm Airlines
Saha Air
Taban Air
Zagros Airlines

Passenger Charter
Aria Air
Eram Air
Fars Air
Sahand Airlines
Sepah Air

Cargo Carrier
Aban Air
Parsair
Payam Aviation Services
Saffatt Airlines
Yas Air


User currently offlineIR800 From Iran, joined May 2009, 47 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4018 times:

This secrecy is a little weird. But Saha flights have been canceled since yesterday. So it might be a candidate.

User currently offlineviasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1884 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3809 times:

Saha? A state owned airline... that would be a surprise...

User currently offlineju068 From Vanuatu, joined Aug 2009, 2691 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3789 times:
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Quoting viasa (Reply 6):

Why would it? The Iranian government recently said they are looking at privatizing Iran Air, that only goes to prove they are trying to get rid of loss making ventures they are responsible for.


User currently offlineaeroblogger From India, joined Dec 2011, 1363 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3775 times:

Quoting IR800 (Reply 5):
This secrecy is a little weird. But Saha flights have been canceled since yesterday. So it might be a candidate.

If it is indeed Saha, the secrecy thing actually would make sense - the CAO would not want to publicize that the government (air force) was breaking its own regulations...



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User currently offlineviasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1884 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3769 times:

Saha is not only goverment owned, it is a part of the Iranian Air Force (IRIAF).

Perhaps the new operator Meraj Air will replace Saha Air? Who can tell me more about Meraj Air?


User currently offlineGCT64 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 1408 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3559 times:

Quoting aeroblogger (Reply 8):
Quoting IR800 (Reply 5):This secrecy is a little weird. But Saha flights have been canceled since yesterday. So it might be a candidate.
If it is indeed Saha, the secrecy thing actually would make sense - the CAO would not want to publicize that the government (air force) was breaking its own regulations...
Quoting viasa (Reply 9):
Saha is not only goverment owned, it is a part of the Iranian Air Force (IRIAF).

Anyone think this might be a power struggle? New head of CAO grounds the IRIAF owned airline (assuming it is Saha). Could he be exercising his muscles to make a point to the air force?



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User currently offlineThomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2393 posts, RR: 28
Reply 11, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3008 times:

Does anyone know where EP-SHU and EP-SHV are parked now given Saha is not flying? Are they are Mehrabad?


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User currently offlinecedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8142 posts, RR: 54
Reply 12, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2912 times:

Saha Air restated operations today with a 707 going to Mashhad and back. Phew! The seven-oh flies on, for now.


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User currently offlineThomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2393 posts, RR: 28
Reply 13, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2739 times:

Yeah, have heard about it as well, Does someone know if both are back in operations?


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User currently offlinechieft From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 357 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2460 times:
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Quoting viasa (Reply 9):
Perhaps the new operator Meraj Air will replace Saha Air? Who can tell me more about Meraj Air?

Fleet:

http://fleet.myaviation.ir/meraj.htm



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User currently offlinea300 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 474 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2258 times:
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Quoting viasa (Reply 9):
Who can tell me more about Meraj Air

It is basically contains the Iranian government VIP fleet, though some commercial flight are undertaken. The latter appear to be charters as far as I can tell.

While all of the aircraft in the Meraj fleet have civil (EP-) registration, some are clearly IRIAF aircraft.



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User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2951 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2068 times:

Quoting chieft (Reply 14):
Fleet:

http://fleet.myaviation.ir/meraj.htm

Interesting website! It appears Iran is where many A300s and MD-80s go to end their lives lately.



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