Tag: Iran

Caspian Airlines MD-80 Skids off Runway onto Highway

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Caspian Airlines MD-80, performing a flight from Tehran with 135 passengers and seven crew members, has overrun runway and came to rest on a highway at Mahshahr airport, Iran. The images form the site show that the Iranian passenger plane landed on its fuselage in the middle of the road blocking the traffic. Video […]

Iran Admits to Firing More Than One Missile at UIA Boeing 737

Reading Time: 2 minutes Strong pressure on Iran is further intensifying. The recent wave of international frustration has been caused by the issues related to ‘black boxes’ from the Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800, which was shot by two Iranian missiles killing 176 people on board. On Tuesday Iran has confirmed for the first time that it shot more […]

Iran Admits a Mistake: UIA Boeing 737 “Unintentionally” Shot Down

Reading Time: 2 minutes Iran has admitted “unintentionally” shooting down the Boeing 737 NG operated by the Ukrainian International Airlines with 176 people on board on 8 January, 2020. After a number of potential causes considered, after great speculation over the connection between political tensions, military actions in Iran hours earlier and the fatal crash, the reason behind the […]

Crash of UIA Boeing 737 NG: More Questions Than Answers

Reading Time: 4 minutes The fatal crash of the Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) Boeing 737-800 (737 NG) on 8 January, 2020, has come under rigorous scrutiny all over the world. The plane bound to Kiev came down minutes after departure from Tehran. UPDATED 11 January, 2020 Iran has admitted “unintentionally” shooting down the Boeing 737 NG operated by the […]

Boeing, Airbus Lose Out on US$40bn as Iran Export Licenses Revoked

Reading Time: 2 minutes The immediate repercussions of President Trumps decision to pull out of the nuclear accord with Iran will see export licenses for Boeing and Airbus revoked according to Steve Mnuchin, U.S. Treasury secretary. While based in Toulouse, France, Airbus is directly affected as over ten percent of its planes’ parts are manufactured in the U.S. by […]

Iran Signs Agreement for 40 SSJ100R Russian Regional Jets

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCAC), manufacturer of Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional jet, has signed an agreement for delivery of 40 SSJ100s in special “R” version to Iran at the Eurasia Airshow in Turkey, Vedomosti business daily reported, with two airlines – Iran Aseman and Iran Airtour reportedly ordering 20 aircraft each. Neither the Russian OEM nor […]

Turkish Plane Crashes in Iran Killing 11 on Board

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Turkish private jet flying from the United Arab Emirates to Istanbul carrying a group of young women crashed Sunday night in a mountainous region of Iran during a heavy rain, killing all 11 people on board, authorities said. Days earlier, the doomed aircraft carried a bachelorette party bound for Dubai, although it was not […]

Iranian Regulator Grounds Aseman’s ATR Fleet

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Civil Aviation Organization of Iran has grounded Iran Aseman Airlines’s entire fleet of Avions de Transport Régional turboprops in the wake of the crash of ATR72-200 EP-ATS on Sunday, February 18, near Semirom, in southern Iran, which killed all 66 passengers and crew onboard. The regulator said in a statement last week the measure […]

Iran Aseman Airlines ATR-72 Crashes with 66 on Board

Reading Time: 2 minutes An Iran Aseman Airlines ATR-72, registration performing flight from Tehran Mehrabad to Yasuj with 60 passengers and 6 crew, disappeared from radar near the Zagroz Mountains. The wreckage was later found near the village of Semirom (Iran) at the Dena Mountain at an elevation between 12,500 and 13,500 feet. No survivors were sighted. Emergency services […]

Iran Air Takes Delivery of Two More ATR-72s

Reading Time: 2 minutes Iran Air has received two more of the 20 ATR-72s it ordered last year. The seventh and eighth aircraft arrived at Tehran’s Mehrabad airport on New Year’s Eve.  Iran Air, the country’s flag carrier, signed the contract with the Franco-Italian joint venture back in April 2017 to purchase the 20 ATR 72-600 planes valued at […]