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User currently offlineKimon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1199 times:

How did apartheid South Africa and Iran keep their fleets flying despite sanctions?
Where civilian airliners exempted?
Rhodesia had incredible problems obtaining anything but managed to sanction-bust by acquiring 707s.

[Edited 2010-01-05 14:46:09 by kimon]

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User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1196 times:

I spent 4 years in Libya maintaining aircraft for an oil company. At that time, Libya was still in the USAs bad books. The aircraft, Twin Otters, had avionics packages entirely made in the USA. American manufacturers were not allowed to ship to Libya, and every certificate came with a statement to any purchaser, in any country, stating that it was illegal to ship these parts to Libya, North Korea, etc.
None of this made any difference whatsoever. It was very easy to buy whole units or parts from brokers in Europe.
Buying whole aircraft is more difficult, but anywhere there's money to be made by bypassing an embargo, there's people more than happy to do it.


User currently offlineKimon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1189 times:

In a move conducted with classic cloak-and-dagger secrecy, the airline obtained its first jets. On the evening of 14 April 1973, which fell during the Easter holidays, three Boeing 720-025 aircraft which had originally belonged to the now-defunct Eastern Airlines in Miami, suddenly appeared on the radar screens of Salisbury's control tower, landed in quick succession, and immediately taxied away from the public gaze to positions among the buildings on Air Rhodesia's base.

Only a tiny handful of people were in on the secret of this audacious piece of sanctions busting, and they kept their secret well. However, the unconventional manner in which the Boeing 720s had been obtained meant that little of the usual preparatory work and planning that an airline does before taking delivery of a new aircraft type could be done until after delivery.

Years of work, provisioning and training had to be compressed into a few months, and Rhodesia's first commercial flight with a 720, a charter from Salisbury to Bulawayo and Durban, occurred on 6 June 1973, Regular services only started on November 1973.

Unfortunately for the airline, the Yom Kippur war in the Middle East came just at the wrong time: a week after starting scheduled Bocing 720 services fuel prices increased by 35 percent pushing the annual bill up by Rh$820 000! The 720's turbojet engines were much thirstier than later turbofans, and the fuel price increase (the first of several in the next few years) severely curtailed their profitability in Air Rhodesia service.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31573 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1118 times:

Would Airlines facing sanctions not have a problem of getting all spares when needed rendering the aircraft unairworthy.OR would they keep flying an Unairworthy Aircraft.
regds
MEL



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