Iranian airline(s) fleet

Old Apr 29, 20, 3:04 pm
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Iranian airline(s) fleet

With the US pulling out of the Nuclear Deal, it seems Iran's goal of buying US and Euro aircraft were lost. However, given COVID and the amount of aircraft leaving service seems an opportune time to make an exception and allow Iran to buy these aging birds which are otherwise in great shape. The a/c I'm thinking of are:

Lufthansa widebodies (744s, A340s)
KLM 744s
Delta (anything!)
Austrian 767s
Qantas 744
and many others

Anyone have any thoughts, hypotheses or comments? No politics if possible please
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Old Apr 30, 20, 10:05 am
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Originally Posted by deltatrav View Post
No politics if possible please
Impossible, as Iran's options are circumscribed by politics. Even if they are able to buy some aging birds, these birds will require spares, and buying spares is just as political an issue as buying new aircraft.

There's no way around it.

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Old Apr 30, 20, 9:39 pm
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Have a feeling this tread will end up in OMNI, but with Trump in office, never going to happen. If something changes in November/January, then these planes will mostly still be in suitable condition to reinstate to service.
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