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Iranian President To NY: Which Aircraft?

Sun Sep 23, 2007 6:16 am

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is scheduled to fly to New York, most likely JFK, tomorrow for the UN General Assembly. Does anyone know which aircraft he will be using?
 
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RE: Iranian President To NY: Which Aircraft?

Sun Sep 23, 2007 6:42 am

More than likely an Iranair B747SP

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RE: Iranian President To NY: Which Aircraft?

Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:50 am

The most recent picture of an IR aircraft in the US was from a 747SP landing at JFK while taking Ahmadinejad to the UN. So I guess it will be once again a 747SP.

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Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:25 am

The 747 or A321 as others have said. I really do not think the Conviasa would be used.

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Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:27 am

Are the flight crews under the same status as Ahmadinejad?
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RE: Iranian President To NY: Which Aircraft?

Sun Sep 23, 2007 10:09 am

Interesting question-There was a trip report about the Iran-Syria-CCS flight on the IranAir 747SP, and I can't remember where he said the crew was based. I want to say THR.
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RE: Iranian President To NY: Which Aircraft?

Sun Sep 23, 2007 11:26 am

Quoting Iflyatldl (Reply 14):
Interesting question-There was a trip report about the Iran-Syria-CCS flight on the IranAir 747SP, and I can't remember where he said the crew was based. I want to say THR.

I believe that was so, which presents an interesting situation for visiting the US. Can an Iranian citizen enter the US?
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Sun Sep 23, 2007 11:49 am

Moderator's note:

Many childish political responses were removed.
The OP posted a simple question. Please keep the political commentary out of this.


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RE: Iranian President To NY: Which Aircraft?

Sun Sep 23, 2007 3:19 pm

Iranians can enter the United States. A friend of my dad is iranian and his family was here for three weeks. Really nice people. My dad's friend wants us to visit him and his family in Tehran. Only me and my dad want to go. Since my siblings are in school. And my mom has to take care of them. Its a beautiful country from what i hear.
 
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RE: Iranian President To NY: Which Aircraft?

Sun Sep 23, 2007 5:46 pm

It will for sure be Iran Air's EP-IAD (first choice, used for all long range official diplomatic traffic of Iranian leaders) or EP-IAB as the spare aircraft, both of them 74Ls. But so far, EP-IAD was the only one used for that purpose the last years.

The Islamic Republic of Iran's Air Force also runs two B707-300 VIP Aircraft (regs: 1001 and 1002), one for the President, the other one for the Supreme Leader. Usually these are only used for domestic or regional flights, but are sometimes seen in Geneva Cointrin. In February of this year, 1001 even made a very long journey across the pond to carry President Ahmadinejad to several southern American destinations, maybe because some of the destinations on schedule were not fitted to receive a 747SP, maybe because Iran AIr does not want to occupy one of their only two proper long-haulers for official use, not having it available for scheduled operations during a longer time.

Enjoy spotting that great old bird at JFK - I took it from THR via DAM to CCS in May and left an article about it - just take a look at http://www.airliners.net/articles/read.main?id=108

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Sun Sep 23, 2007 7:10 pm

I saw it today morning.He will arrive there by Iran Air 747SP (EP-IAD)
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Sun Sep 23, 2007 10:33 pm

Is the ETA into NY known as of yet?
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RE: Iranian President To NY: Which Aircraft?

Sun Sep 23, 2007 11:17 pm

Here is a picture before Ahmadinejad board the plane - it's a B747!



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RE: Iranian President To NY: Which Aircraft?

Mon Sep 24, 2007 12:37 am

Picked up EP-IAD 747sp on my SBS-1 box earlier overflying Manchester UK as IRA101 so would suspect this is the aircraft flying to New York, I picked him up at 2.30pm local so would expect it to arrive in New York 6-7 hours later around 3.30 - 4.30 local (New York time.)
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RE: Iranian President To NY: Which Aircraft?

Mon Sep 24, 2007 12:46 am

It seems that he was on the A321 or maybe the upper-deck of the 747SP...
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Mon Sep 24, 2007 1:09 am

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