KL808 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1579 posts, RR: 2 Posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1450 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.
SAS23 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1247 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.
Na From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10047 posts, RR: 11 Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1206 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?