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IranAir signals its fleet limits

[UPDATE - a UAC spokeperson shared this: "We applied to OFAC (The Office of Foreign Assets Control), in order to receive the approval for SSJ100 delivery to Iran due to some American components in the aircraft. However, SCAC is further developing the SSJ100 project...

Are aging fleets a problem?

With another two stories today about in-flight component failures (Southwest, Sichuan), we are being reminded that airplanes are vulnerable.  There is nothing quite like an airline/airplane scary story to catch people's attention. The industry safety statistics are...

ATR denies signing the contract with Iran Air: We are “still working”

ATR denies signing the contract with Iran Air to provide twenty aircraft. The news was reported yesterday by the Iranian news agency and later reported by Reuters. The Franco-Italian aircraft manufacturer, a joint venture between Airbus and Leonardo, has now explained...

The Boeing-Iran Deal: Airplanes meet Political Intrigue

The Boeing-Iran Deal Boeing and Iran have finalized the terms of a transaction for 80 aircraft with a list price of $16.6 billion.  The transaction includes 50 737s and 30 777s to be delivered from 2018 to 2028.  But just when you thought it was safe to sell airplanes...

Are aging fleets a problem?

With another two stories today about in-flight component failures (Southwest, Sichuan), we are being reminded that...