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User currently offlineKL808 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1585 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1844 times:

Does any body have information where and how many 747's are left in the fleet and how many survived the gulf war. I heard that some of the 747's are in Iran, impounded by iran air. Im just curiouse where all there 747's are.

thanks

drew


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User currently offlineThomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2397 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1809 times:

They have two B747SP, one (YI-ALM) is stored in Tozeur, Tunisia, the other one is operating flights between Bagdad and Basra (3D-GFD).

They also have three B747-200(M). All three aircraft are stored, one in Tozeur, Tunisia (YI-AGP), one in Tehran, Iran (YI-AGO) and the other one at an undisclosed airport (YI-AGN).



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User currently offlineTwaneedsnohelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1757 times:

Tehran?? Thats unlikely, Iraq and Iran are bitter foes.

I was pretty sure Iraqi Airways' fleet was ferried to Jordan to sit out the Gulf War and it was Jordan and not Iran that was disagreeing on how/when to return the fleet to Baghdad.

TNNH


User currently offlineThomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2397 posts, RR: 28
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1679 times:

As mentioned above, it maybe was impounded by Iran authorithies.


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User currently offlineTR From UK - England, joined May 2001, 953 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1667 times:

Actually I thought that two Iraqi 747s were stored in Tehran - guess it´s only one then?! Anyone out there with info on the location of YI-AGN??

User currently offlineSAS23 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1641 times:

It was indeed Iran that the aircraft were flown to (including a large part of the Kuwait Airways fleet). I suspect that this was on the basis of "the enemy of my enemy is my friend". Anyway, the Iranians demanded gazillions of dollars for parking and storage fees - far in excess of their value - and the Iraqis have contented themsleves with an SP donated by Air Gulf Falcon.

The SP that's in Tunisia is a VIP one.


User currently offlineFly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3162 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1608 times:
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I think it's some of the 727s and 707s that are in Jordan.
Did any of the A300/310s that Iraqi stole from Kuwait survive the war? Some had been repainted in Iraqi colors, I think.

Konstantin



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User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10817 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1600 times:

I wonder why these aircraft haven´t been sold.
The SP (Saddams personal aircraft) for example was just a few years old when parked in Tunisia. Its easily the SP with lowest mileage around. The 3 742 Combis were up to 14 years old when forced to end service. So this trio has also about 50% life "in it". I wonder how much the effect is if you store aircraft for so long. And for how long it will still be nobody knows.
What´s the sense of Iraq keeping these airplanes - and paying? Are they banned even from selling airplanes?


User currently offlineThomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2397 posts, RR: 28
Reply 8, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1584 times:

Both B707-370Cs are stored at Amman's Queen Alia International Airport. Four B727-200 Adv. are also stored at AMM, two are stored in Monastir, Tunisia.

@Na: Would you like to be an airline CEO who buys aircraft from Saddam? I don't think this would make much sense as many countries would ban the airline from using their airspace.



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