Clement Charpentreau

OTD: Iran Air A300 mistakenly shot down by US Navy, 290 dead

On July 3, 1988, Iran Air flight 655 from Bandar Abbas, Iran, to Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, was shot down shortly after takeoff by two missiles from the USS Vincennes frigate that was patrolling in the Strait of Hormuz. The 290 people on board were killed....


AeroTime Team

Iran Air ATR-72 lands on wrong runway [Report]

Iran Air ATR-72, with 24 passengers and 5 crew onboard, coming from Baku, Azerbaijan, mistakenly landed on a wrong runway in Tabriz, Iran, on February 10, 2020. Due to pilot error, the aircraft landed on runway 30R, instead of 30L to which it had clearance, Iranian authorities have ruled in the report. ...


Clement Charpentreau

Iran Air to replace Mahan Air route between Tehran and Rome

The national carrier of Iran, Iran Air, announced the return of a route between Tehran and Rome at the beginning of December 2019. Earlier in the month, Italy banned Mahan Air, another Iranian carrier, from its airspace following diplomatic pressure from the United States....


AeroTime Team

Iran Air Fokker F-100 lands with fire

Unable to extract the undercarriage, Iran Air Fokker F-100 was forced to land on a belly at Tehran Mehrabad Airport on March 19, 2019. Passengers evacuated safely with no injuries reported....


Clement Charpentreau

ATR delivers 5 aircraft to Iran Air day before US sanctions

Franco-Italian plane maker ATR managed to deliver five aircraft to Iran Air on August 5, 2018, a mere day before new American sanctions take effect....


Ruta Burbaite

Saudia explores 777X order with Boeing under pressure

Saudi Arabian Airlines is reportedly looking into a potential order for Boeing’s 777X jets at a time when the U.S. plane maker is experiencing pressure....


Clement Charpentreau

Boeing confirms passing $20B Iran deal

Boeing confirmed the manufacturer would comply with US sanctions and will not fulfill the orders placed by Iran Air and Aseman Airlines. The two Iranian carriers hold an order of more than 110 aircraft for an estimated total of about $20 billion....


Sibile Simkeviciute

Iran Air to recruit female pilots in historic move

Iran’s flag carrier Iran Air revealed plans to start recruiting female pilots for the first time in history of the country. The announcement was made by Iran Air’s CEO Farzaneh Sharafbafi – the first woman to hold that position at the airline....


Yulius Yoma

Iran Air to receive first ATR soon

Turboprop aircraft manufacturer ATR announced that it will deliver a new ATR 72-600 to Iran Air soon. The French-Italian company has recently tweeted the following: “Good news for Iran Air’s passengers – the airline will soon welcome its 1st ATR72-600!”...


Yulius Yoma

ATR, Iran Air sign $536M aircraft deal

Turboprop aircraft manufacturer ATR disclosed that it sealed a deal with Iran Air for 20 aircraft, valued at $536 million at current list prices. David Vargas, ATR’s spokesperson, stated that company has finalized the agreement for 20 ATR 72-600s with an option for another 20....