AmirAA
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Iran Air Will Finally Get The A330's

Fri Oct 04, 2002 2:53 am

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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RE: Iran Air Will Finally Get The A330's

Fri Oct 04, 2002 4:27 am

Is this real??

Where did you get the info, please provide a legit source.
 
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RE: Iran Air Will Finally Get The A330's

Fri Oct 04, 2002 4:39 am

 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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RE: Iran Air Will Finally Get The A330's

Fri Oct 04, 2002 4:44 am

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!
 
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RE: Iran Air Will Finally Get The A330's

Fri Oct 04, 2002 5:02 am

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!
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AmirAA
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RE: Iran Air Will Finally Get The A330's

Fri Oct 04, 2002 6:35 am

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
 
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RE: Iran Air Will Finally Get The A330's

Fri Oct 04, 2002 7:46 am

Great news! Go Iranair! Go Airbus!
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RE: Iran Air Will Finally Get The A330's

Mon Oct 07, 2002 5:31 pm

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

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RE: Iran Air Will Finally Get The A330's

Mon Oct 07, 2002 5:40 pm

If true this is GREAT news. Can't wait to see one in FULL colours.
 
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RE: Iran Air Will Finally Get The A330's

Mon Oct 07, 2002 5:52 pm


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.

 
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RE: Iran Air Will Finally Get The A330's

Mon Oct 07, 2002 6:07 pm

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


Thanks
Udo
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RE: Iran Air Will Finally Get The A330's

Mon Oct 07, 2002 6:26 pm

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

Best regards and thanks for Info!
Amir
 
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RE: Iran Air Will Finally Get The A330's

Mon Oct 07, 2002 7:29 pm


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!
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RE: Iran Air Will Finally Get The A330's

Mon Oct 07, 2002 8:04 pm

@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

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RE: Iran Air Will Finally Get The A330's

Mon Oct 07, 2002 9:18 pm

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
 
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RE: Iran Air Will Finally Get The A330's

Tue Oct 08, 2002 1:51 am

Just bring back the cheatline!
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