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    <P><A href="http://www.iranair.com/s.do?p=/abtIrnAir/index.jsp?rand=29546" target=_blank>Iran&nbsp;Air</A> has reportedly overcome sanctions by the West on aircraft spare parts and is ready to resume flights with Airbus aircraft acquired in 2001.</P> <P>Iran had grounded a fleet of <A href="http://www.airbus.com/en/aircraftfamilies/a300a310/" target=_blank>Airbus&nbsp;A310-200/300s </A>due to lack of spare parts and technical problems with their <A href="http://www.geaviation.com/engines/commercial/cf6/index.html" target=_blank>General&nbsp;Electric CF6-</A>80C2A2 powerplants.</P> <P align=center> <TABLE style="WIDTH: 445px" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TH><IMG style="WIDTH: 445px; HEIGHT: 296px" alt="" src="../assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=18861" border=0>&nbsp;</TH></TR> <TR> <TD> <H6 align=right>&nbsp;© AIRTEAMIMAGES.COM</H6> <H5>Iran Air is reportedly&nbsp;ready to resume flights with Airbus aircraft acquired in 2001</H5></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>


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  • Iran Air ready to resume flying grounded A310s

    News | 14 Aug 2007 08:00 | Stephen Trimble

    <P><A href="http://www.iranair.com/s.do?p=/abtIrnAir/index.jsp?rand=29546" target=_blank>Iran&nbsp;Air</A> has reportedly overcome sanctions by the West on aircraft spare parts and is ready to resume flights with Airbus aircraft acquired in 2001.</P> <P>Iran had grounded a fleet of <A href="http://www.airbus.com/en/aircraftfamilies/a300a310/" target=_blank>Airbus&nbsp;A310-200/300s </A>due to lack of spare parts and technical problems with their <A href="http://www.geaviation.com/engines/commercial/cf6/index.html" target=_blank>General&nbsp;Electric CF6-</A>80C2A2 powerplants.</P> <P align=center> <TABLE style="WIDTH: 445px" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TH><IMG style="WIDTH: 445px; HEIGHT: 296px" alt="" src="../assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=18861" border=0>&nbsp;</TH></TR> <TR> <TD> <H6 align=right>&nbsp;© AIRTEAMIMAGES.COM</H6> <H5>Iran Air is reportedly&nbsp;ready to resume flights with Airbus aircraft acquired in 2001</H5></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Iran-Air-ready-to-resume-flying-grounded-A310s-216060/
  • Libyan Airways puts dormant ageing aircraft up for sale

    News | 16 Jan 2007 00:00 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    <P>Libyan Airways has formally put up for sale nearly 30 ageing aircraft from its fleet, most of them now inactive.</P> <P>The airline, which has been rebranded from Libyan Arab Airlines, is selling eight Boeing 727-200s and three Fokker F28s, plus an Airbus A310-200 and a 707-320. Also included in the disposal are 15 Fokker F27 turboprops.</P> <P>Almost all of the aircraft are stored or parked, and are 20 to 30 years old. The carrier has publicly offered the aircraft and their spares for sale. According to the Flight Acas database, Libyan has two A310-200s, four 707-320s, 10 727-200s, 15 F27s and five F28s in its fleet. </P> <P>The state-run airline has been intending to renew its fleet, following the lifting of US sanctions in 2004, but has yet to reach any firm agreement with aircraft manufacturers.</P> <P>Libyan Airways operates some international services using leased Airbus A300-600s and A320s. </P> <P> <TABLE style="WIDTH: 445px" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 align=center bohttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Libyan-Airways-puts-dormant-ageing-aircraft-up-for-sale-211526/
  • Investment opportunities

    News | 01 Feb 2005 00:00

    <p>As recovery starts to become a reality, finance options available to airlines are starting to increase, although the operating lease looks as if it will play an increasingly important role</p> <p>During the downturn, many banks effectively turned their backs on the airline industry.Not surprising given the billions of dollars of losses that the industry was piling up. However, there are signs that the financial community is starting to take an interest again now that recovery appears to be underway. </p> <p>&quot;Recovery changes the mindset,&quot; says Chris Avery, senior analyst at JP Morgan in London. &quot;There is every sign that markets are opening up again for medium-to-better airlines.&quot;</p> <p>However, the recovery has so far missed out the world's largest airline market, the USA, where the shadow of Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings still hangs over the industry. Phillip Baggaley, a managing director at Standard &amp; Poor's ratings agency warns that the massive debt buhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Investment-opportunities-192846/
  • New Jordan service set to serve Red Sea resort

    News | 16 Jun 2003 23:00

    <p>DAVID KAMINSKI-MORROW / LONDON</p> <p>Charter carrier to take advantage of open-sky area at Aqaba with A310 widebodies</p> <p>Middle East charter carrier Jordan Aviation is to launch services from the Jordanian Red Sea resort of Aqaba using a fleet of Airbus A310s.</p> <p>The Amman-based private airline will take advantage of the greater flexibility offered to companies operating from Aqaba, which was designated a special economic zone three years ago. The three- year-old airline has until now operated ad hoc charters from Amman's second airport Marka, but this will change with the transfer to a new base at Aqaba, says Jordan Aviation founder Capt Mohammad Al Khashman. "It is an 'open sky' area - there is no monopoly for any carrier or the government-run airlines. Because of its unique location - close to [Israeli resort] Eilat and [Egypt's] Sharm el-Sheikh - there is the opportunity to do more business with Aqaba."</p> <p>Jordan Aviation, which has a Boeing 737-300 and a Lockhehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/New-Jordan-service-set-to-serve-Red-Sea-resort-166995/
  • Iran Air to push Airbus for deal

    News | 19 Nov 2002 00:00

    <p>PAUL DUFFY / TEHRAN</p> <p>"Inflated" prices for spares and support on Boeing fleet puts European manufacturer in driving seat</p> <p>Iran Air is stepping up efforts to renew its ageing fleet of Boeing aircraft as US sanctions hinder maintenance and put Airbus in the driving seat for any new deal.</p> <p>Speaking exclusively to <I>Flight International</I>, chairman and chief executive Davood Keshavarzian says that, because of the continuing sanctions imposed by the USA, Iran Air has to pay "inflated prices for spares and support - we are getting the parts, but only by using longer supply chains, which require higher prices".</p> <p>Iran Air's fleet consists largely of Boeings - six 727s, three 737-200s and seven 747s. It also has four ageing Airbus A300B4s that were introduced in the 1980s, six Fokker 100s and two A300-600Rs delivered new in the last decade. Over the past year, seven secondhand Airbus A310-200/300s have joined the carrier's fleet.</p> <p>The sanctions mean Iranhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Iran-Air-to-push-Airbus-for-deal-158145/
  • PAL planning back-door stock exchange listing

    News | 07 Nov 2000 00:00

    <p>Andrzej Jeziorski/SINGAPORE </p> <p>Philippine Airlines (PAL) may list on the Philippine Stock Exchange as a result of the purchase of a listed company by the carrier's majority shareholder and chairman, Lucio Tan. </p> <p>Lucio Tan Group bought 69% of dormant mining firm Baguio Gold in late October. Baguio now plans to issue new shares in exchange for a 90% stake in PAL. Tan has previously stated that he wants PAL to be listed to raise cash for the airline, which escaped bankruptcy in 1998. PAL had been unable to list as it has not been profitable for three consecutive years, a stock exchange requirement. Tan may also sell his stake in the airline - 53.69% held directly and 31.15% via companies associated with him. </p> <p>• The Singapore Airlines (SIA) group's operating profit for the six months to 30 September leapt 38.5% to S$739 million ($420 million) due to the recovering Asian market and a five-fold increase in profits from associated companies, primarily Virgin Atlantic,http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PAL-planning-back-door-stock-exchange-listing-122925/