Iran Aseman Airlines (Tehran) launched twice-weekly flights between Tehran and Stockholm (Arlanda) on September 1, delayed from the original planned date of May 2.
Copyright Photo: Stefan Sjogren/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A340-311 EP-APA (msn 002) touches down at Arlanda Airport today. The wide body airliner now wears “Sponsor of Iran National Football Team” sub-titles.
Iran Aseman Airlines (Tehran) continues to operate the Boeing 727 as both a passenger aircraft and as a freighter, one of the last operators of the venerable trijet. The airline started operations in 1980. Iran is currently under international sanctions.
Copyright Photo: Paul Denton. The 175-seat Boeing 727-228 EP-ASB (msn 22082) operated a flight to Dubai today with passengers. The airframe was originally delivered new to Air France as F-GCDB on April 11, 1980 (almost 33 years ago)! The airliner has also flown with Air Charter and Euralair before Iran Aseman acquired the aircraft on October 7, 1994. In late 2012 the company repainted the aircraft adding a new blue tail with a new white tail logo. This 727 keeps on flying with passengers!
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Iran Aseman Airlines (Tehran) yesterday (August 11) had a Fokker F.28 Mk. 0100 (Fokker 100) make a hard landing at Isfahan, Iran causing a tire to burst and a resultant fire in the wheel. There were no injuries.