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:
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.
cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8409 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (3 years 1 month 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5218 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.
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
viasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1958 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (3 years 1 month 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4772 times:
Here is an overview of all iranian airlines:
Arvand Airlines (Start-Up)
Iran Air Tours
Iran Aseman Airlines
Payam Aviation Services
GCT64 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 1648 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (3 years 1 month 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4097 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?