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US Restrictions On Iran Carrier Mahan Air 747's

Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:34 am

Unfortunately for Mahan Air it appears that the US Department of Commerce has extended its ban on the Iranian carriers exports as a result of their acquisition and operation of export restricted US origin aircraft (I believe Boeing 747-400's).
Why doesn't Mahan Air show some humility and admit that they made a mistake by trying to circumvent the US sanctions and get rid of these troublesome 747's? Surely swapping them for some older model A340's / A330's would make life a lot easier and allow them to more freely expand their route network...?

More info on:

http://www.law360.com/internationalt...s-ban-on-iranian-airline-s-exports
 
bennett123
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RE: US Restrictions On Iran Carrier Mahan Air 747's

Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:58 am

IMO, it would not change the objective to close them down.
 
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RE: US Restrictions On Iran Carrier Mahan Air 747's

Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:02 am

Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 1):
IMO, it would not change the objective to close them down.

Do you really think that the objective is to close them down? I'm certainly no expert on the matter but I always understood that the objective of sanctions was to prevent stated countries from utilizing export restricted equipment?
 
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RE: US Restrictions On Iran Carrier Mahan Air 747's

Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:57 am

Considering how many aircraft are export restricted, it seems to end up the same.

No doubt that the US will do all it can to squeeze out Iranian airlines.
 
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RE: US Restrictions On Iran Carrier Mahan Air 747's

Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:25 am

The 744s are old, arent they allowed to lease 7 year old aircraft from a third party?