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by a300
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca ATR72 hard landing in MZL. (Video)
Replies: 19
Views: 3690

Re: Avianca ATR72 hard landing in MZL. (Video)

looks very similar to a landing incident on an essentially new Iran Air EP-ITD at Tehran-Mehrabad a couple of weeks back. Landing became unstable as the wheels were touching down on the tarmac, according to the commander. Crew were not aware of the tail strike until a passenger notified them as he/s...

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by a300
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mahan Air 747-400
Replies: 6
Views: 2582

Re: Mahan Air 747-400

Do theh actually flight fill up a 747 on domestic flights? Yes. I have rarely been on a flight of any size that has been less than 90% full. The Tehran-Mashhad route is particularly heavy, with 15-20 flights a day, ranging from RJ-85 to 747. I just checked and there are actually 290 flights a week ...

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by a300
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mahan Air 747-400
Replies: 6
Views: 2582

Re: Mahan Air 747-400

Don't they do cargo flights to Syria? No, at least not as all cargo flights. Mahan has not had a pure freighter in nearly 2 decades. The typical aircraft for the IKA-DAM sector is the A-310. Would stand to reason than there is some room for cargo. To my knowledge, their larger aircraft, i.e. Airbus...

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by a300
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mahan Air 747-400
Replies: 6
Views: 2582

Re: Mahan Air 747-400

c3000flyboy wrote:
Do theh actually flight fill up a 747 on domestic flights?


Yes. I have rarely been on a flight of any size that has been less than 90% full. The Tehran-Mashhad route is particularly heavy, with 15-20 flights a day, ranging from RJ-85 to 747.

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by a300
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mahan Air 747-400
Replies: 6
Views: 2582

Re: Mahan Air 747-400

The international flights are highly unlikely, given that there is a UK court ruling that all three Mahan -400s are to be confiscated. The other two have been slated to re-start service for sometime as well. I suspect that if they have adequate parts, they will bring them back to active status very ...

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by a300
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air Fokker 100 belly lands in Tehran
Replies: 26
Views: 6301

Re: Iran Air Fokker 100 belly lands in Tehran

@Aesema: I thought so too: AAIB will be involved because of the RR engines. The Iran CAO notice though specifically states “the country of manufacture of landing gear.” They might have made that statement in error. There were two landing gear manufacturers: Messier Dowty and Goodrich Aerospace, as I...

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by a300
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air Fokker 100 belly lands in Tehran
Replies: 26
Views: 6301

Re: Iran Air Fokker 100 belly lands in Tehran

Many thanks for translating A300! Pleasure. I am happy to translate any Persian-language civil aviation document, so long as it is in public domain and written either in Afghan or Iranian Persian. Tajik Persian uses Cyrillic alphabet that I cannot easily read. Not just IR...it's pretty well known i...

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by a300
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA82 and UA48 overfly Iranian airspace
Replies: 31
Views: 9638

Re: UA82 and UA48 overfly Iranian airspace

The US sanctions against Iran are handled by OFAC, within the Treasury. They have issued blanket licenses for certain transactions. These include overflight charges, consular fees and importation/exportation of death people! US-registered aircraft overfly Iran all the time, particularly FedEx and UP...

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by a300
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air Fokker 100 belly lands in Tehran
Replies: 26
Views: 6301

Re: Iran Air Fokker 100 belly lands in Tehran

Iran CAO put out an accident notice out the next day, 20 March 2019, in Persian (I am fully fluent in Persian). I am sure the final report will be in English since foreign investigation agencies are to join. Damage: substantial, candidate write-off EP-IDG 49489 TH 51036 TC as of 01FEB2019 (end of A5...

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by a300
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air Fokker 100 belly lands in Tehran
Replies: 26
Views: 6301

Re: Iran Air Fokker 100 belly lands in Tehran

Iran CAO put out an accident notice out the next day, 20 March 2019, in Persian (I am fully fluent in Persian). I am sure the final report will be in English since foreign investigation agencies are to join. Damage: substantial, candidate write-off EP-IDG 49489 TH 51036 TC as of 01FEB2019 (end of A5...

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by a300
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air network and long haul fleet post-747SP
Replies: 13
Views: 3306

Re: Iran Air network and long haul fleet post-747SP

Didn't realize that. For some reason, I still figured they had some of their east Asian flights. So sad. :( Mahan Air has developed a relatively extensive Far East/Souteast Asia network from IKA. Despite the sanctions (if stricter than the ones on IR), they have been able to add multiple A340-300 a...

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by a300
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air network and long haul fleet post-747SP
Replies: 13
Views: 3306

Re: Iran Air network and long haul fleet post-747SP

IR does nit have any LR flight any more. T Didn't realize that. For some reason, I still figured they had some of their east Asian flights. So sad. :( Mahan Air has developed a relatively extensive Far East/Souteast Asia network from IKA. Despite the sanctions (if stricter than the ones on IR), the...

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by a300
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran
Replies: 196
Views: 49344

Re: Norweigan 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran

There won’t be much of an issue. ~15 years ago a NW DC-10 actually had an emergency diversion to Tehran. They were still able to get things checked out and pay for fuel (I think diversion was a false alarm). Plane and passengers got out. Northwest Flight 41 in June 2005 from Mumbai-Amsterdam. Yep, ...

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by a300
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran
Replies: 196
Views: 49344

Re: Norweigan 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran

What happens with the PAX? If most of them are Norwegian, will they lose the ESTA privilege for their next visit to the US because they have visited Iran? I would think they are in an "sterile" transit area and have not officially crossed Iranian immigration check. This was how the NW pas...

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by a300
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran
Replies: 196
Views: 49344

Re: Norweigan 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran

I don't see why the part would require an OFAC license. It is a Norwegian-flagged aircraft in the fleet of a non-Iranian legal entity. The ban not only includes named Iranian operators, but Iran as a whole. And also includes export of testing / diagnostic equipment, and trained technicians and tech...

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by a300
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran
Replies: 196
Views: 49344

Re: Norweigan 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran

I feel bad for that recovery team. That is going to be a PITA to get in there and fix the jet and get back out. I"m sure the parking fees are going to be a bit inflated as well. Again, I don't see a major disaster. Compared to the cost of engine, crew and mechanics' salaries, the parking fees ...

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by a300
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran
Replies: 196
Views: 49344

Re: Norweigan 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran

Section 560.528 of the ITR provides that specific licenses may be issued, on a case-bycase basis, for the exportation and reexportation of goods, services and technology to insure the safety of civil aviation and safe operation of U.S.-origin commercial passenger aircraft. https://www.treasury.gov/...

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by a300
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Il-96-400 in final production
Replies: 44
Views: 16257

Re: First Il-96-400 in final production

maybe Iran air will buy some now the sanctions prohibit them from buying US en European planes. Didn’t they order some IL-96 and a few TU-204s back a decade ago? Apparently not, they've only western planes in their fleet. Never understood why this is the case. The PS-90 engines were not appropriate...

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by a300
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History
Replies: 143
Views: 23569

Re: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History

I think that the A-310 relatively low sales figure should be taken in context: the A-310 was not a separate model. It was a sub-model of the A-300. In fact it was initially known as the A300B10. Many of the updated features of the A310 were then used in the A300B4-600 series. If you like, there were...

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by a300
Mon May 21, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics
Replies: 94
Views: 15297

Re: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics

An old workhorse is given a fresh update. Glad to see it. Maybe this will spur on others to do the same. Narrowbody capacity is hard to get these days. 737-200s would be pennies on the dollar. As long as your sectors aren't long, the fuel bill would be palitable. Proof of concept for Iran's Plan B ...

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by a300
Mon May 14, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft registrations' connections to airport codes
Replies: 29
Views: 2216

Re: Aircraft registrations' connections to airport codes

Karun Airlines (formerly Iran Naft and NIOC)
F-100
EP-AWZ (Ahwaz)
EP-MIS (Masjid Soleiman)
EP-SUS (Susa)

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by a300
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger IL-76?
Replies: 19
Views: 5008

Re: Passenger IL-76?

An Iranian Air Force Il-76 killed more than the Algerian one — there is a way of using the Il-76 as a trooper, can’t recall exactly how it’s done as all my flights on the Il-76 have been freighters. I think it does involve a second tier, some kind of temporary structure that soldiers can sit on abo...

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by a300
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air Boeing Delivery
Replies: 11
Views: 5491

Re: Iran Air Boeing Delivery

PetalumaFlyer21 wrote:
SR380 wrote:
PetalumaFlyer21 wrote:
When I went there, Iran Air had retired it’s last Boeing 747



Not quite. It is true that all the passenger 747s are out of service, though EP-ICC is still on ready reserve status. EP-ICD, a cargo plane, is still active (though infrequently flying).

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by a300
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aseman Airlines plane crash in Iran
Replies: 55
Views: 14560

Re: Aseman Airlines plane crash in Iran

I re-read the preliminary report:
It appears that the main cause to have been CFIT, possibly due to VFR approach in IFR environment (not icing). Though a lot of discussion about icing and non-compliance with AD related to that is included in report.

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by a300
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aseman Airlines plane crash in Iran
Replies: 55
Views: 14560

Re: Aseman Airlines plane crash in Iran

Preliminary report from Iranian CAO: Suspected cause is icing in the critical approach phase of the flight. In addition, the EASA AD 2009-0170 had not been implemented (augmentation of the FMC to include an upgrade to pilot alert system in regards to icing). As a result of non compliance with the ai...

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by a300
Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comac ARJ21 visits Europe
Replies: 33
Views: 5160

Re: Comac ARJ21 visits Europe

Short DC-9 with modified cockpit windows, CF34 engines, Tupolev designed wings - made with McDonnell Douglas tooling left in China. Interesting aircraft. Actually the new wing was designed by Antonov of Ukraine (not Tupolev). The fuselage is based on those of MD-80/90 previously assembled under lic...

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by a300
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aseman Airlines plane crash in Iran
Replies: 55
Views: 14560

Re: Aseman Airlines plane crash in Iran

Having flown on many commercial flight in Iran: [list=]1) The terrain is generally high and mountainous (5500 m [16000 ft] just north of Tehran which makes for incredible views on sunny days) 2) The weather conditions can be extreme. 3) Very cold and snowy conditions have been involved in two Iran A...

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by a300
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 58
Views: 5864

Re: Iran aviation thread - 2018

I just found an article showing more Iran Air plans for the 777. Tokyo-Narita and Beijing services are set to be resumed, once the 777 begins to be delivered. New route to Toronto is also going to be established. Aircraft configuration will be 352 economy seats and 35 Homa seats (business class), t...

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by a300
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: China ­shows high-bypass CJ-1000AX demonstrator
Replies: 4
Views: 1646

Re: China ­shows high-bypass CJ-1000AX demonstrator

My point exactly: the original statement from the Flight Global is incorrect or at least inaccurate. The engine parts are made all over the world. Perhaps they are referring to the home base of the major manufactures.

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by a300
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: China ­shows high-bypass CJ-1000AX demonstrator
Replies: 4
Views: 1646

Re: China ­shows high-bypass CJ-1000AX demonstrator

zeke wrote:
Isn’t the BR700 built in Germany ?


Yes, but it is made by Rolls-Royce and BMW is not a major partner any longer.

Only four countries – Japan, Russia, the UK and the USA – have high-bypass turbofan engines in production].

I recall that Ukraine also makes them.

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by a300
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iranian CAO releases their final report into the Aria Air IL62 overrun - crew error
Replies: 2
Views: 746

Re: Iranian CAO releases their final report into the Aria Air IL62 overrun - crew error

Aria Air has been out of business since just after the IL-62 crash

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by a300
Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remaining Classic 747 thread
Replies: 16
Views: 3326

Re: Classic 747 thread

Some clarifications (based on a number of open sources): 747-100 Iran Air Force 4 (ex-passenger converted) freighters, line numbers 9, 80, 85, 151) 747-200 Iran Air Force 1 Combi (747-270C, line 287, as 5-8106) 3 Freighters , operated under various civil registrations by Iran Air Force-affiliated ca...

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by a300
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran aviation thread - 2017
Replies: 137
Views: 15057

Re: Iran Aviation Thread

I am very confused: what is the serial number for the next A320 ceo for Iran Air? Some sources show it to be 8009 (including TLS spotters), other show it to be 8037. But another site shows that the latter going to Saudia. Does anyone have more information?

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by a300
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran aviation thread - 2017
Replies: 137
Views: 15057

Re: Iran Aviation Thread

IranianMan123 wrote:
EP-ITE and EP-ITF to be delivered tomorrow (multiple sources)


Both just touched down at Mehrabad.

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by a300
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR 42/72 Production and Delivery thread
Replies: 29
Views: 5943

Re: ATR 42/72 Production and Delivery thread

The IR paint livery with the blue wave is much more elegant than the one without wave one (on the first 4).

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by a300
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Iran bans US and Saudia aircraft from airspace
Replies: 44
Views: 13841

Re: Iran bans US and Saudia aircraft from airspace

aviatorcraig wrote:
So how do these US carriers pay Iranian overflight fees without contravening US sanctions?


I believe that there is an OFAC general license for those transactions (as there are for consular fees, etc.)

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by a300
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Iran bans US and Saudia aircraft from airspace
Replies: 44
Views: 13841

Re: Iran bans US and Saudia aircraft from airspace

And Southern Air 83, N774SA, with a similar heading.
Also Kalitta Air 244, N740CK, on the same heading.

That is three US-registered aircraft operating for US cargo companies .....

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by a300
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Iran bans US and Saudia aircraft from airspace
Replies: 44
Views: 13841

Re: Iran bans US and Saudia aircraft from airspace

Strange: UPS 3, N271UP, is heading 329 degree over southwestern Iran as I type.

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by a300
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hellenic 742 in ATH
Replies: 6
Views: 2810

Re: Hellenic 742 in ATH

They could have been bought by Iran Air for spare parts as this is how the airline has been able to keep their old aircraft flying, remember this was before the recent lifting of certain sanctions. Indeed that is the case. Mahan Air has done the same with one or two old 747 samples. This is of cour...

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by a300
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Iran bans US and Saudia aircraft from airspace
Replies: 44
Views: 13841

Re: Iran bans US and Saudia aircraft from airspace

I feel sad that the civil aviation is hampered by political rancor. This is against the spirit, if not the letter, of a number of international treaties. My comments here are meant to be primarily aviation-related and not primarily political and hence I am not going to take sides. The new Iranian re...

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by a300
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran aviation thread - 2017
Replies: 137
Views: 15057

Re: Iran Aviation Thread

Hi All, great idea, Iranian sky is somehow fascinating. How can we still catch flights on B727 and A300, A310? How easy is it to buy tickets online? The only airline that still operates the 727 is aseman airlines. They fly a variety of routes with the type. For the A300 it is very common to fly the...

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by a300
Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran aviation thread - 2017
Replies: 137
Views: 15057

Re: Iran Aviation Thread

Does any body know delivery schedule of airbus and boeing and variants They will take delivery of 5 more ATR aircraft by the end of the year plus 4 A320 family aircraft.Thats about it I saw it in a article. I think the delivery schedule is a little slower than that. Two more ATR 72-600 will be deli...

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by a300
Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Teruel LETL and Tarmac Aerosave
Replies: 4
Views: 706

Re: Teruel LETL and Tarmac Aerosave

I doubt there is any market beyond Iran for the A340-500 and -600. Even that is doubtful. The market for late build A343s remains stronger. I would not be surprised at all if Mahan were to pick up (many) more 600 series. All else being equal, I suspect that they are preferred over the 300 series (n...

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by a300
Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 150000

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

Has Bahrain opened another routing for QR planes? QR93(DOH-ZRH) just flew past Bahrain towards Kuwait. Perhaps ICAO has intervened and has knocked some sense into the parties. It does appear that quite a few QR flights are going further west in the Bahrain FIR. I suspect that they are in internatio...

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by a300
Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air A330s
Replies: 35
Views: 16077

Re: Iran Air A330s

BTW, does anyone know why IR's ARN-IKA abd GOT-IKA flight are still making a refueling/technical stop in PRG? It appears that all the other European ones (e.g. LHR. ORY, FRA, HAM) are flying back to IKA nonstop. Therefore, they must have access to fuel at the departure airport. I suspect that if the...

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by a300
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air A330s
Replies: 35
Views: 16077

Re: Iran Air A330s

I think that the focus on whether Iran Air is going to compete with large connection-heaving mega carries from the Arab States of the Persian Gulf is premature. Iranian aviation market (O/D) is huge, undeserved and has a lot of room to grow. The fact that the the new A321 may have full IFE, etc., mi...

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by a300
Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR demonstration for IR at THR
Replies: 6
Views: 2129

Re: ATR demonstration for IR at THR

ATR will be a great plane for Iran Air, not only to operate out of THR but in many more places, the plane will allow IR to operate secondary routes, Iran is a big country and with big population. IKA elevation is 3300 feet, so in some hot days it will be a bit weight restricted, but if the flight i...

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by a300
Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports with approaches crossing borders on final
Replies: 91
Views: 10442

Re: Airports with approaches crossing borders on final

Domestic flights between Baku and Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan, fly via the Iranian airspace , often coming all the way south to near Tabriz, East Azarbaijan province. This is to avoid overflying the Armenian territory as the two parts of Azerbaijan (country) are not contiguous. The descents therefore are...

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by a300
Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran wants to help build the Sukhoi SSJ100
Replies: 10
Views: 2048

Re: Iran wants to help build the Sukhoi SSJ100

That the former Soviet built aircraft have a poor reputation in Iran is true. I feel certain that this is more due perception than fact. I agree that some of the poor outcomes with the Tu-154Ms were due to the sourcing of the aircraft and the crew. If I recall correctly, there have been a total of 4...

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by a300
Fri May 13, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Seemingly Planning A 737Classic As Euro Plane
Replies: 46
Views: 17670

RE: LH Seemingly Planning A 737Classic As Euro Plane

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