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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 (11 years 10 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2718 times:

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

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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.

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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 (11 years 10 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2633 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: 23
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2613 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.



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User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12411 posts, RR: 37
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2605 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 (11 years 10 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2581 times:

Wow,

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 (11 years 10 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2505 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, 8060 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2417 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 (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2285 times:

AmirAA:

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

TNNH


User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2270 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 (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2257 times:


Twaneedsnohelp,

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 (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2242 times:

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


Thanks
Udo


User currently offlineAmir From Syria, joined Dec 1999, 1254 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2222 times:

Hi,
good news indeed! hope to see these birds soon!

Best regards and thanks for Info!
Amir


User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2193 times:


Hi!

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!
Regards


User currently offlineHias From Germany, joined Sep 2000, 349 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2170 times:

@Udo

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

Mathias
www.spotter.de.vu
mathias.henig@gmx.de


User currently offlineAmir From Syria, joined Dec 1999, 1254 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2123 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.

Brgds
Amir


User currently offlineVoodoo From Niue, joined Mar 2001, 2074 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1999 times:

Just bring back the cheatline!


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