Iran refurbishes Boeing 747 as it prepares for end of arms embargo

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Read: 875     10:56     22 September 2020    

Iran refurbished a Boeing 747 in a complete overhaul using local engineers. This is part of Iran’s overall indigenous attempts to become self-sufficient. Iran says, according to the report, that this plane will fly to the UAE and then back to Payam Karaj in Iran but it is not clear what the plane’s overall future is. It comes as Iran is preparing for the end of an arms embargo and seeks to get around US sanctions, Mehr news agency reports.


The origins of this particular aircraft being in Iran are relatively recent, in contrast to Iran’s fleet of other 747s. It is a 747-200 variant. According to reports Iran has operated some 28 of this and other 747 variants over the years, an aging fleet that dates back to the 1970s. Aircraft enthusiasts consider the aging fleet to be unique and exotic with rare 747 versions. Many countries have retired these planes. Overall Iranian carriers operate up to 156 aircraft. Some of them are under sanctions by the US. For instance western intelligence sources have been suspicious of flights by the Fars Air Qeshm Boeing 747 between Tehran and Damascus in the past.



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Iran refurbishes Boeing 747 as it prepares for end of arms embargo

2020/09/9CF4EE23-7F56-4E8F-9244-825CA96BAA72-1600757288.png
Read: 876     10:56     22 September 2020    

Iran refurbished a Boeing 747 in a complete overhaul using local engineers. This is part of Iran’s overall indigenous attempts to become self-sufficient. Iran says, according to the report, that this plane will fly to the UAE and then back to Payam Karaj in Iran but it is not clear what the plane’s overall future is. It comes as Iran is preparing for the end of an arms embargo and seeks to get around US sanctions, Mehr news agency reports.


The origins of this particular aircraft being in Iran are relatively recent, in contrast to Iran’s fleet of other 747s. It is a 747-200 variant. According to reports Iran has operated some 28 of this and other 747 variants over the years, an aging fleet that dates back to the 1970s. Aircraft enthusiasts consider the aging fleet to be unique and exotic with rare 747 versions. Many countries have retired these planes. Overall Iranian carriers operate up to 156 aircraft. Some of them are under sanctions by the US. For instance western intelligence sources have been suspicious of flights by the Fars Air Qeshm Boeing 747 between Tehran and Damascus in the past.



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