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by a300
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: IIAF (Imperial Iranian Air force) One
Replies: 8
Views: 2311

Re: IIAF (Imperial Iranian Air force) One

In the 50s the Shah ordered a Morane-Solnier “Paris Jet” for his personal use....a 4 seat “very light jet” type of affair. His son prince Ali Reza was killed in a 1954 plane crash in the Elburz Mtns....could have been in this Paris Jet but I can’t confirm. Elburz Mtns: are Alborz Mountain Range Sha...

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by a300
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many 747F were built without a SCD?
Replies: 48
Views: 11060

Re: How many 747F were built without a SCD?

EP-ICC for Iran Air (although I think it’s a 747-2J9F not a 747-286F — using the Iranian AF/Saha Air customer code, not Iran Air) does not have a SCD You are correct. The aircraft, and its two sister ships, were ordered by and delivered directly to the Iranian Air Force. EP-ICC was in true Iran Air...

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by a300
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25689

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries

The turbulence theory is also possible, a F-15 is not a small machine and it spews a lot of fire. If close enough it can upset an A310 for sure. Absolutely. the F-15 has 2 PW F100 engines, each of them with 106 kN of trust. These engines have more thrust than the PW ones on the 727 and the 737 orig...

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by a300
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25689

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A300 resulted in several injuries

Sheikh: AF1 didn't know that the F16s were friendly until they were very close. All they knew was that there were some "fast movers" approaching. Intelligence had picked up chatter that "Angel was next." Angel was the mostly-secret code word for AF1 at the time. Threats could ha...

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by a300
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25689

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A300 resulted in several injuries

I’d be very surprised if the fighter jets weren’t announcing themselves on 121.5 guard frequency. Quite likely. CVR will tell. And of course the USAF comms records, if they choose to release them. The may very well do it to show that all was done correctly. Last time there was an encounter between ...

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by a300
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25689

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A300 resulted in several injuries

Mahan flight crew could've panicked momentarily sending the plane into a sudden maneuver. Saying this was a deliberate act by the U.S. pilot is pure nonsense. Possibly. Probably. We don't know "sense" or "non-sense" until all the data are in and fully analyzed. Assuming anything...

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by a300
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25689

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A300 resulted in several injuries

I agree. Nothing clearly seen in the videos and still photos show that fighter was dangerously close. From both the published scientific literature and my own professional experience, I know that eyewitness are generally anything but. Another possibility I thought of (which can be easily proven or d...

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by a300
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25689

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A300 resulted in several injuries

In terms of "close", this is how close the F-16s flew when escorting Air Force One into Andrews on 9/11. That's the wingtip of AF1, and that's a DC Air National Guard F-16. No problem. The aircraft in the Mahan Air story were nowhere near that close, just close enough to see with their ow...

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by a300
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25689

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A300 resulted in several injuries

The background audio during the F15 breaking off is not clear. The guy with face shield states: {We are on board the Mahan flight, Tehran to Beirut and in the Syrian space were approached by a fighter aircraft. The Mahan Air pilot decrease altitude to avoid collision]. The injured man sitting by a w...

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by a300
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A310 resulted in several injuries
Replies: 123
Views: 25689

Re: US F15 intercepting Iran's Mahan Air A300 resulted in several injuries

Have the US commented yet. I don’t speak Farsi, so can’t understand passengers. . I do. The correct English term for the "Farsi" language is Persian. One does"t say "I don't speak Espanol or Deutsch". They are Spanish and German. As far as safety of flight (purely factual a...

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by a300
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the MD-80
Replies: 39
Views: 5839

Re: Future of the MD-80

Iran Air has only a single example (EP-CBD) that is operational (though parked currently as part of the travel downturn). Fun fact, this is one of the Chinese frames built at SAIC. Wonder if it's the last one (out of 20 Chinese built IIRC) to survive? Iran Air Tours has three of them as well. In an...

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by a300
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the MD-80
Replies: 39
Views: 5839

Re: Future of the MD-80

At the end of the day, much of technology becomes obsolete. The lamenting of the passage of DC-9, MD-80 and MD-90 to the scrap heaps likely pivots on nostalgia and fear of our own mortality. Ironically, the DC-9 fuselage (or something darn close to it) is still being produced for the ARJ21 Frankenst...

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by a300
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fokker 100 Crashes in Kazakstan
Replies: 99
Views: 27426

Re: Fokker 100 Crashes in Kazakstan

Don't understand the hostility. I certainly did not imply that the Fokker F28 series are inherently unsafe. To the contrary, I have flown on them many times and have not stopped yet. Also, I did say that we will know for certain the cause (s) only when the The accident investigation reports regardin...

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by a300
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fokker 100 Crashes in Kazakstan
Replies: 99
Views: 27426

Re: Fokker 100 Crashes in Kazakstan

Current weather showing mist and visibility of 1000m. Temperature -11C. First flight of the morning - ice perhaps? That was my first thought as well. Not sure if the aircraft was de-iced. The photos from the crash scene shows a light amount of snow on the ground. The failure to de-ice was the cause...

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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: 4245

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: 2846

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: 2846

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: 2846

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: 2846

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: 6631

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: 6631

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: 34
Views: 11156

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: 6631

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: 6631

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: 3477

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: 3477

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: 50609

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: 50609

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: 50609

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: 50609

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: 50609

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: Il-96-400 News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 57
Views: 19711

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: 24356

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: 15999

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: 2338

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: 5451

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: 5576

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: 14825

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: 14825

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: 5326

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: 14825

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: 6414

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: 1801

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: 1801

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: 759

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: 3531

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: 15475

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: 15475

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: 6089

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: 13931

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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