EP-MNB began flying earlier this year again after being stored for nearly a decade. (Photo: Kristoferb - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Mahan Air 747 Re-Enters Service After Nine Years in Storage

Iran’s largest privately-owned airline recently reactivated an aircraft that was stored in 2010. Mahan Air’s EP-MNB performed a test flight on Aug. 27, 2019 according to ch-aviation and began commercial flights on Sept. 4. The aircraft was first delivered to Mahan Air in 2009 and flew for just over one year before it was stored at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Airport. EP-MNB was originally built for United Airlines with the registration N172UA in 1989 and was stored in Victorville in 2003…