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Mahan Air’s interesting history

The airline was Iran’s first privately owned airline and started flying in 1992.  Starting with two TU-154s, the airline added A300 and A310s.  As the airline grew it undertook some interesting fleet changes.  It managed to add aircraft all through the sanctions...

Premium #143 – A340 Fleet Status

There are 633 A340s in service today.  The aircraft is no longer being built and its production life was short.  The initial good idea of a lighter quad was eclipsed by the remarkable performance of the big fan engines, enabling the same range and payload to be...

Airbus and Rolls-Royce Announce Plans to Restore A340 Economically Viability

Airbus and Rolls-Royce have combined on a program to enhance the residual values and market viability of the A340-500 and -600, which have been removed from many airline fleets due to unfavorable economics.  Rolls-Royce has stepped up with a "four for the price of...

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