|Quoting EI321 (Reply 3):
True but this unfortunate airline has a harder time maintaining its aircraft because of pointless sanctions. They should be allowed buy new aircraft.
Safety is, of course, paramount.
The point is a lot of people wrongly believe that old aircraft - even if they're ancient, like the DC3 - are less safe because of their age, but so long as they're properly maintained, they can be as safe and even more safe than considerably newer aircraft, depending, of course, on how they are maintained. It is wrong to say that old aircraft automatically equals less safe aircraft. Sadly a lot of people don't understand that.
[Edited 2007-05-07 17:38:12]
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