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Mahan Air reactivates world's last 747-300 passenger service aircraft

Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:33 am

As per Sam Chui's website, Mahan Air reactivated world's last 747-300 passenger service aircraft

https://samchui.com/2021/04/26/mahan-ai ... IaklZBKiUl
 
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Re: Mahan Air reactivates world's last 747-300 passenger service aircraft

Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:39 am

Can't find it on FR24 or Flightaware?
 
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Re: Mahan Air reactivates world's last 747-300 passenger service aircraft

Mon Apr 26, 2021 1:01 pm

Someone83 wrote:
Can't find it on FR24 or Flightaware?


ADS-B signal needs to be active for anything to show up.

Cool news! I've always liked the -300, glad to see there's one out there that's still got some juice left!
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Re: Mahan Air reactivates world's last 747-300 passenger service aircraft

Mon Apr 26, 2021 1:04 pm

Simply awesome news!
I wonder when people will understand:
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Re: Mahan Air reactivates world's last 747-300 passenger service aircraft

Mon Apr 26, 2021 1:13 pm

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1455989&p=22754713#p22754713


According to this thread, the other 743 will be activated as well, in addition to the 747-400!
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Re: Mahan Air reactivates world's last 747-300 passenger service aircraft

Mon Apr 26, 2021 4:16 pm

These two birds were delivered to UTA back in the 80s and still have “treasure island” style maps of the French Caribbean on the bulkheads. Very charming!
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Re: Mahan Air reactivates world's last 747-300 passenger service aircraft

Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:22 pm

Both those girls in their 40s and have plenty of life left in them. Good to see they are both up to the challenge.

Oh, and hats off to the mechanics who have been able to keep them at least airworthy. Would love to buy them lunch just so I can hear how they "improvised" and kept them going. Those C and D checks look like they took a while, but no obsticle too big for their maintenance staff.
 
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Re: Mahan Air reactivates world's last 747-300 passenger service aircraft

Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:27 pm

Very, very cool.
 
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Re: Mahan Air reactivates world's last 747-300 passenger service aircraft

Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:28 pm

One does wonder how they got around the sanctions when it comes to obtaining parts.
 
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Re: Mahan Air reactivates world's last 747-300 passenger service aircraft

Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:18 pm

MDC862 wrote:
Both those girls in their 40s and have plenty of life left in them. Good to see they are both up to the challenge.

Oh, and hats off to the mechanics who have been able to keep them at least airworthy. Would love to buy them lunch just so I can hear how they "improvised" and kept them going. Those C and D checks look like they took a while, but no obsticle too big for their maintenance staff.

They’re both 1986 builds, so “only” 35 years old, not into their 40s yet! Still rather impressive.

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Re: Mahan Air reactivates world's last 747-300 passenger service aircraft

Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:00 pm

It is impressive how Iranian engineers manage to keep these planes active.
 
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Re: Mahan Air reactivates world's last 747-300 passenger service aircraft

Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:10 am

TC957 wrote:
One does wonder how they got around the sanctions when it comes to obtaining parts.


They “make”a lot of the parts thru reverse engineering. Iranian engineers are masters in this craft. How do you think they keep their airforce running F14’s B707’s etc
 
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Re: Mahan Air reactivates world's last 747-300 passenger service aircraft

Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:43 am

TC957 wrote:
One does wonder how they got around the sanctions when it comes to obtaining parts.

Have you not wondered how Iran Air kept their 747's airworthy for 30+ years? As correctly posted above, they manufacture their own parts.
 
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Re: Mahan Air reactivates world's last 747-300 passenger service aircraft

Tue Apr 27, 2021 11:36 am

TC957 wrote:
One does wonder how they got around the sanctions when it comes to obtaining parts.


Their regulatory body probably isn't pedantic about OOP or PMA.
 
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Re: Mahan Air reactivates world's last 747-300 passenger service aircraft

Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:27 pm

Someone83 wrote:
Can't find it on FR24 or Flightaware?


You've probably seen it by now, but I had it pop up on FR24 last night and again this morning. Looked like a Tehran-Kish Island-Tehran route.
 
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Re: Mahan Air reactivates world's last 747-300 passenger service aircraft

Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:46 pm

MDC862 wrote:
Both those girls in their 40s and have plenty of life left in them. Good to see they are both up to the challenge.

VirginFlyer wrote:
They’re both 1986 builds, so “only” 35 years old, not into their 40s yet! Still rather impressive.

The biggest irony is there surely are plenty of much younger 77Ws out there now waiting for a new operator for probably very reasonable prices. :dollarsign: :dollarsign: :dollarsign: :dollarsign: :dollarsign: :dollarsign: :dollarsign: :dollarsign:
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