Qantas planes fly in Iran!

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How to circumvent sanctions. ;)

http://www.smh.com.au/business/the-plot-to-take-three-qantas-jumbos-to-iran-20130308-2frbs.html

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A fascinating article. I believe that Iran Air is now flying an A340.

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Nope, still with the old Boeings at last glance

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A great read. This is them now;
http://www.planes.cz/photo/1143/1143605/b747-338-c5-sam-al-sayegh-airlines-ras-al-khaimah-rkt-omrk.jpg

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Oops! I knew one of their airlines was flying the A340. I once flew on an Iran Aseman F100. Really nice cabin crew, both the cabin and the plane itself was spotless.

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The article seems more about bashing Qantas, than that US-built aircraft are flying in Iran.

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Here is EP-MMB of Mahan Air.

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Mahan-Air/Airbus-A340-311/2227044/L/&sid=093d1d142a37b880a480d2fb6a5330c3

And don't forget EP-APA of Iran Aseman Airlines.

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Iran-Aseman-Airlines/Airbus-A340-311/2197244/L/&sid=093d1d142a37b880a480d2fb6a5330c3

Not Iran Air though, which was the original statement/question ;)

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Touche. :D

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There is a photo in March 2013 'Airliner World' pp14 ..... 'African' Jumbo .... 'Boeing 747-338 ... C5-SAM (Gambia registration) in Kazakhstan based Al Sayegh Airlines full colours visiting Ras al Khaimah in the UAE in January'

Keith :cool:

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That is one of the aircraft under discussion and believed to be the first to appear in Iran.

On 23/4/12, the US Department of Commerce isssued a denial of export privileges for 180 days in respect of the three aircraft. At that time, C5-SAM was under a short term lease to Aban Air from 15/3/12 to 30/4/12. Whether this 'lease' would have turned into a bill of sale if the desist order had not been issued could be a matter of debate.

http://www.bis.doc.gov/news/2012/aban_air_TDO_04232012.pdf

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Nothig new to this. What to think about the three ex UA 744's flying with Mahan Air. They were imported through the UK and Armenia into Iran....

Iran Air has an ex Martinair 747F in their fleet imported through Turkey.

And try to look up Asian Express Airline, they have one A320 (Allready in Iran) and some BAe-146's in the same colours painted an Qeshm Airlines so no hard guess where those will end up..... Ex BA btw ;-)