|Quoting SuperTrader (Reply 1):|
Iran Air Airbus A300-B2, registration EP-IBS.
Wow, this is the THIRD instance of burst tires on an Iranian A300 in the past 6 months:
11 Hurt In Iran Mahan Air Airbus Incident (by qantas747flyer Sep 4 2011 in Civil Aviation)
Iran Air Dep LHR Lands In Kent,burst Tyres. (by readytotaxi Nov 8 2011 in Civil Aviation)
There is definitely something weird going on - any guesses on the causes of these repeated tire failures?
If I'm not mistaken, due to existing sanctions on Iranian airlines such as Iran Air and Mahan Air, they are unable to purchase new tires directly from western manufacturers such as Dunlop and Goodyear, so if they aren't buying them directly from the manufacturers they are inevitably obtaining them through third parties. Could this simply be a case of suspect quality tires being supplied by Iranian middle-men?