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What's Happening To The Iran Air A330's?

Fri Feb 08, 2002 5:28 am

Now that America has added iran to its list of hated countries, will IR's four A330-200 not be delievered? are they ready yet Confused

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RE: What's Happening To The Iran Air A330's?

Fri Feb 08, 2002 5:41 am

The USA has considered Iran and its leaders trouble for a long time, its only news at the time because of the President's speech (Axis of Evil) and speculation as to what is next in the War on Terror. How does this effect the A330s? Does the USA consider any of the components of the A330 sensitive techonology for military purposes?

Europe is not as upset with Iran as the US is, and many European nations are trying to establish normal trading and diplomatic relationships with Iran (one reason why that part of the Bush speech was not very well received in Europe), thus, if Iran wants the A330s and can pay for them, unless something changes in the upcoming months, the aircraft are likely to go to Iran as planned.


 
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RE: What's Happening To The Iran Air A330's?

Fri Feb 08, 2002 6:02 am

Considering Kahatami was encouraging "Cultural Exchanges" and "Dialogue of Peoples" I thought Iran was off the hate list.
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RE: What's Happening To The Iran Air A330's?

Fri Feb 08, 2002 6:22 am

They cant be delivered to IranAir because of some US manufactured components in them.
Why does'nt IranAir just forget about them and get some new Il96s instead, I dont think there is or has to be any US manufactured content in the Aviadvigatel PS90 powered models.
Or even get some second hand A330s since there must be some available now.
 
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RE: What's Happening To The Iran Air A330's?

Fri Feb 08, 2002 6:24 am

The "axis of evil" rhetoric is only a vote-grabbing ploy for the pick-up driving yahoos in the Midwest. I think many people agree that lumping Iran with North Korea and Iraq was not the brightest of moves, so bring on those A330's!
 
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RE: What's Happening To The Iran Air A330's?

Fri Feb 08, 2002 6:40 am

The A330's engines whether GE or PW are US made.
 
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RE: What's Happening To The Iran Air A330's?

Fri Feb 08, 2002 6:40 am

i thought that the US already blocked the sale of A330s to Iran Air even pre 9-11. Was that why they are getting ex THY A 310s ?
 
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RE: What's Happening To The Iran Air A330's?

Fri Feb 08, 2002 8:45 am

First of all, it isn't a "hate" list...it's a list of countries that support terrorist activities.

Second, I don't think the A330s will be delivered as long as there are sanctions in place that block most American goods from being sold in Afghanistan, I doubt that the A330s (of which 40% of each plane is claimed to be American-made, or so Airbus says) will be delivered.

If many of the conservative leaders of Iran bow out in the next round of elections, and/or the reformist movement within the government takes some concrete steps toward curbing Iran's involvement with terrorist regimes, then we may see a partial lifting of American sanctions, which would allow the A330s to be delivered.

Maybe in the meantime Iran Air should consider some Tu-204s or Il-96s??? Big grin

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RE: What's Happening To The Iran Air A330's?

Fri Feb 08, 2002 8:52 am

How utterly ridiculous this whole thing is, just when US-Iranian relations were warming a bit, our duffus president found it necessary to compare Iran to North Korea and Iraq! Funny that Iran Air currently operates a number of Boeing aircraft, I bet the next thing Busshy will do is send in the Marines to bomb their 747-SPs, we cant have them flying around in those American made beauties!

He is an idiot, the leaders of this country are much more interested in placating the lowest common denominator of the American public who are the ones who vote good old boys like Bush into office.
 
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RE: What's Happening To The Iran Air A330's?

Fri Feb 08, 2002 9:06 am

Woodsboy: IIRC, the Boeing-made aircraft came into Iran's position before the current government came to power.

And although trying to establish better relations with Iran may have been the smarter thing to do rather than naming it in an "Axis of Evil," the fact that Iran's policies are still created by a cadre of super-conservative clerics doesn't exactly make close-knit ties to the country the best option either.

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RE: What's Happening To The Iran Air A330's?

Fri Feb 08, 2002 10:28 am

Airbus really should start looking for more non-US suppliers to get around such political BS in the future.

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RE: What's Happening To The Iran Air A330's?

Fri Feb 08, 2002 11:00 am

Doesn't the US government place restrictions on financing the aircraft as well???

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