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The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History

“The sequel is never a good as the original.” It’s a phrase often associated with TV or movies but the same could be said for Airbus Industries aircraft. Coming off the success of the A300, the Airbus A310 was supposed to provide a smaller version of the original jet for consumers. But as the A300 continues to go strong, especially in cargo operations, the A310 is rapidly decreasing from the skies as airlines transition to newer airframes in hopes of…

Air France, British Airways and KLM to Suspend Routes to…

Three of Europe's largest carriers have announced they plan to end flights to Tehran, the Iranian capital, citing lack of demand and poor financial performance. The final flights in September will mark the end of such routes that were only reintroduced two years ago after Iran's 2015 nuclear deal framework…

Exclusive: Last Commercially Operating Boeing 747SP Flown to Retirement in…

Iran’s history of turbulent relations with Western nations has greatly impacted its aviation industry and forced aging aircraft to continue flying as newer replacements were unobtainable. As a result, aviation enthusiasts from around the world frequently gather in Tehran to fly on some of the oldest and rarest aircraft still…

Iran Air Expects First Boeing Delivery and Outlines New Routes

With 15 Boeing 777-300ERs on order, Iran Air expects to receive its first long-haul aircraft this July, if U.S. officials do not interfere with the order. The airline made headlines last April when it almost received its first 777 a year early because of Turkish Airlines deferring one of its…

Bombardier and Iran Close To Reaching a Deal

Just over a year ago, Iran Air received its first brand new airplane in over 24 years. It was also the first new aircraft delivery for the nation as a whole, following the lifting of sanctions through the Iran Nuclear Deal. Since Jan. 11, 2017, when the nation saw a brand…

Iran Air Takes Delivery of First Four ATR 72-600 Aircraft

Last April, Iran’s national carrier, Iran Air, signed a firm order with Aerei da Trasporto Regionale (ATR) to purchase 20 ATR 72-600s. The order came in just a short while after Iran Air received its first aircraft from its 100 aircraft order from Airbus. Today, Iran Air took delivery of…

Iran Air to Receive First Boeing 777-300ER a Year Early

In December of 2016, Iran Air landed a major deal worth $16.6 billion with Boeing for 80 jets including 50 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, 15 Boeing 777-300ERs, and 15 Boeing 777-9s. The airline was scheduled to receive its first aircraft in 2018, however, it will be delivered almost a year…

Iran Air Celebrates Arrival of New Airbus A321

After 24 years without any new airplanes, Iran Air finally received their first of many new aircraft yesterday, an Airbus A321. A ceremony was held at Airbus' headquarters in Toulouse to celebrate this historic day. Today the aircraft, an A321 (EP-IFA), was flown to Tehran's Mehrabad International Airport. A team…

Boeing and Iran Air Ink Landmark $16 Billion Aircraft Deal

Boeing today in a press release announced an agreement with Iran Air for 80 aircraft, including 50 737 MAX 8s, 15 777-300ERs, and 15 777-9s. The agreement does comply with a US government license that was issued in September, and will be the largest deal with the country since President…