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Iran Air Will Finally Get The A330's  
User currently offlineAmirAA From Iran, joined May 2001, 54 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3431 times:

This is great news for Iran Air who are desperately trying to renew their fleet. The article below says it all.


IFT - Based on the latest negotiations between Iran and France, three A330s airbuses will be delivered to Iran by the end of 2003.

Following the negotiations between Iran Air and Airbus Consortium, the engines for these airbuses will be delivered by Rolls Royce instead of General Electric (more than 30% of the parts in their engines are manufactured in the United States).

The Iranian airbuses are A-330 models. The purchase agreement for these airbuses was signed after President Khatami's visit to Paris. Although the pre-payment for the purchase of these airbuses was made, due to US embargo against Iran, their delivery was faced with problems.

Based on the US embargo, the sale of engine that has more than 10% American-made parts to Iran is illegal and since more than 30% of the parts in General Electric's engines are American made, some problems occurred.

It is noteworthy to say that 13% of the Rolls Royce engines' parts are US-made; however, the company is planning to reduce the American made parts to less than 10% to meet the US requirements.


I guess the US have gotta ask themselves what the sanctions are achieving apart from making Europe richer.

Thanks AmirAA

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User currently offlineAeroSales From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3346 times:

Is this real??

Where did you get the info, please provide a legit source.

User currently offlineManni From South Korea, joined Nov 2001, 4221 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3326 times:

 Big thumbs up Haha that's funny.
Lovely to hear Iran Air will finally recieve their Airbusses, they'll look great in the Iranian sky.

User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 13017 posts, RR: 34
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3318 times:

I welcome this news if true. However, some months ago, RR said it would not go through with any plan to fit RR Trents on these aircraft, for fear of US sanctions.

However, I sincerely hope this IS true, since I strongly disagree with the US view of Iran. Of course, there may well be elements among the Iranian "conservatives" who support terrorism, but these are on the way out. The moderate Khatami has a huge electoral mandate and there is a strong mood for change in Iran. Moreover, placing sanctions on Iran only helps the conservatives in that it obstructs the efforts of moderates to develop the Iranian economy, which has suffered badly under the mullahs and ayatollahs.

IR badly needs new aircraft and although the A310s are a welcome development, the A330s will provide much needed replacements for the very elderly 747s. Iranian aviation is changing, but don't expect to go plane spotting at Mehrabad just yet!

User currently offlineWn700driver From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3294 times:


This is great news if it is true. As for Khatami, man alive the USa has no idea how lucky they are to have a progressive like that in power. Just imagine the headache of having to have a "showdown" with TWO major middle eastern nations... Nice to see a step towards modernisation for airline certainly worthy of it!

User currently offlineAmirAA From Iran, joined May 2001, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3218 times:

Hi guys

I read the news on www.iranmania.com but also found it on www.ananova.com. Seeing the news was on two different sites i guess its most probably true. I am really hoping that Iran Air will get these jets and really advance a bit, especially since the new Imam Khomeini airport is almost complete too, which by the way looks absolutely awesome. Maybe we'll see some spotters there in the next few years.

Thanks Amir

User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8434 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3130 times:

Great news! Go Iranair! Go Airbus!

fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
User currently offlineTwaneedsnohelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2998 times:


The US embargo on Iran is designed to pressure the country into ending its support of terror organizations such as Hezbullah and Palestinian Islamic Jihad as well as an end to the Islamic Republic's nuclear weapons development.

Any pressure (albeit small) on Iran to rejoin the Family of Nations is good news in my book.  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2983 times:

If true this is GREAT news. Can't wait to see one in FULL colours.

User currently offlineJoni From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2970 times:


That may be the official reason for the embargo, however an as likely reason is to try and ensure that relations between the US and Iran don't improve.

User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2955 times:

Sounds good! Does anybody know how's spotting in Iran? Is it known there, or better is it allowed?


User currently offlineAmir From Syria, joined Dec 1999, 1254 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (13 years 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2935 times:

good news indeed! hope to see these birds soon!

Best regards and thanks for Info!

User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2906 times:


It's a natural follow on with Airbus by Iran Air. After these A330's we'll certain see the narrow body family from Airbus arriving there!

User currently offlineHias From Germany, joined Sep 2000, 349 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (13 years 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2883 times:


Don't try it. They will punish you hard, if they catch you photographing aircraft, as most airports are also used by the Air Force.

Like in most islamic countries photographing is forbidden @ airports.

All the best


User currently offlineAmir From Syria, joined Dec 1999, 1254 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (13 years 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2836 times:

Attn. Udo.

Hi, as Mathias already mentioned, most airports in Iran are used for both commercial and military operation.
I was in THR Mehrabad Airport back in 1996 and you can see a lot of Military planes including fighters parked.

So you'll be better off not taking pics.


User currently offlineVoodoo From Niue, joined Mar 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (13 years 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2712 times:

Just bring back the cheatline!

` Yeaah! Baade 152! Trabi of the Sky! '
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