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.
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.
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?