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So Long 2012 … A Quick Look Back At The Past Year

Its that time of the year again … the last hours of this year are dwindling fast … the end of the year is near.   Outside my window the snow has finally fallen, being whipped around in the wind, while at this moment friends in Australia are already three hours into the New Year…

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Yet Again Iran Air Modernizes Its Fleet Despite Sanctions

Iran Air has masterfully kept an aging fleet in the air, despite economic and politics sanctions that prohibit the airline from dealing directly with Boeing and Airbus to maintain and update their aircraft.   With strict sanctions in place, Iran Air has previously found ways to update its fleet, most recently in October 2010 when…

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Iran Air To Be Privatized In The Next Few Weeks

In August 2011 Iran Air began focusing on privatization to create a corporate structure allowing the airline to skirt U.S. economic sanctions.   While Iran Air has brilliantly maneuvered around sanctions, since they went into place in 1979, the airline has been placed in an extremely tough situation since the 1995 implementation of Total Embargo…

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IATA Forgoes Neutrality & Takes Sides In US vs Iran

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is a neutral worldwide airline trade association, founded in 1945, representing more than 90% of the world’s scheduled international airlines flying from nearly 150 countries.   Historically IATA has stayed out of politics as its members include airlines from every conceivable political background, including North Korea’s Air Koryo and Syria’s…

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Iran Seeks To Privatize Iran Air to Skirt U.S. Sanctions

Iran’s national flag carrier Iran Air has masterfully skirted U.S. economic sanctions since they were first implemented in 1979.   Since 1979, when the United States implemented its first economic sanctions against Iran, in response to the Iranian Revolution overthrowing the Shah of Iran, Iran Air has operated significant American made Boeing fleet. Currently Iran…

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Syrian Air’s Support Contracts With Iran: Is This The Blind Leading The Blind?

A few days ago while reading a media release from the Syrian Civil Aviation Authority I found myself stumped, wondering if the opening lines were a typo. But upon further reflection, the media release started to make sense. Last week in Damascus, Syria, the Iranian Government hosted the Iran Hi-Tech Expo … this event in-and-of…

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Iran’s Transport Minister Impeached…fired…sacked

In the world of politics, the occasional delusion official is not out of the ordinary … however among delusional politicians in the wrong job, Hamid Behbahani, Iran’s Transport Minister, probably ranks in the top 1% of those delusional officials. In the wake of a series of fatal plane crashes in Iran and a state airline…

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Air Marshals Stop A Hijacking In Flight … in Syria

The Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS) have at times taken a beating in the media, in the House and in the Senate for having not prevented a hijacking in progress … however despite the political posturing between the United States and Iran … the Federal Air Marshal Service may be able to cite an incident…

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Iran Air Moves Away From Tupolev Towards Boeing

Recently I wrote about Syrian Air, an airline faced with sanctions from the United States, pondering its next aircraft purchase, and is exploration of the Tupolev TU-204 as a possible aircraft to replace its aging fleets.  While Syrian Air turns toward Russia for its fleet, an Iran Air subsidiary, another airline dealing the challenges of…

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Iran Air’s Concorde: What It Wasn’t,What It Never Will Be

If you find yourself walking past 73 Piccadilly in London you’ll likely to see an unexpected site in the window … a large model of the Concorde painted up in full Iran Air livery. …Now of course we all know that the Concorde was only fully commercially flown by British Airways and Air France (the…

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