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Iraqi Airways 747's

Tue Jun 04, 2002 6:13 am

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.

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RE: Iraqi Airways 747's

Tue Jun 04, 2002 6:33 am

They have two B747SP, one (YI-ALM) is stored in Tozeur, Tunisia, the other one is operating flights between Bagdad and Basra (3D-GFD).

They also have three B747-200(M). All three aircraft are stored, one in Tozeur, Tunisia (YI-AGP), one in Tehran, Iran (YI-AGO) and the other one at an undisclosed airport (YI-AGN).
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RE: Iraqi Airways 747's

Tue Jun 04, 2002 8:55 am

Tehran?? Thats unlikely, Iraq and Iran are bitter foes.

I was pretty sure Iraqi Airways' fleet was ferried to Jordan to sit out the Gulf War and it was Jordan and not Iran that was disagreeing on how/when to return the fleet to Baghdad.

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RE: Iraqi Airways 747's

Tue Jun 04, 2002 3:48 pm

As mentioned above, it maybe was impounded by Iran authorithies.
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RE: Iraqi Airways 747's

Tue Jun 04, 2002 4:02 pm

Actually I thought that two Iraqi 747s were stored in Tehran - guess it´s only one then?! Anyone out there with info on the location of YI-AGN??
 
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RE: Iraqi Airways 747's

Tue Jun 04, 2002 5:28 pm

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.

The SP that's in Tunisia is a VIP one.
 
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RE: Iraqi Airways 747's

Tue Jun 04, 2002 6:55 pm

I think it's some of the 727s and 707s that are in Jordan.
Did any of the A300/310s that Iraqi stole from Kuwait survive the war? Some had been repainted in Iraqi colors, I think.

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RE: Iraqi Airways 747's

Tue Jun 04, 2002 7:08 pm

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?
 
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RE: Iraqi Airways 747's

Tue Jun 04, 2002 7:35 pm

Both B707-370Cs are stored at Amman's Queen Alia International Airport. Four B727-200 Adv. are also stored at AMM, two are stored in Monastir, Tunisia.

@Na: Would you like to be an airline CEO who buys aircraft from Saddam? I don't think this would make much sense as many countries would ban the airline from using their airspace.
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