CAOI to exit 27 OTS aircraft from airports

News ID: 3737279 -
TEHRAN, Aug. 10 (MNA) – An official at Civil Aviation Organization of Iran (CAOI) said the process has begun to exit 27 ‘out of service’ (OTS) airplanes from three Iranian airports.

Reza Jafarzadeh, Head of Iran's Civil Aviation Organization public relations office, made the announcement saying “all Iranian airlines have been required to depart their grounded aircraft from airports within three months with the aiming to improve safety, reduce delays as well as to take optimal advantage of existing capacities.”

“Accordingly, grounds have been provided for carrying out 27 OTS aircraft from Tehran’s Mehrabad, Mashhad’s Shahid Hashemi Nejad as well as Zahedan airports,” he underlined.

The official went on to maintain that the aircrafts are Boeing 747, Boeing 727, Fokker 100, Airbus 300, BAE, and Falcon 20 adding “10 airplanes belong to Iran Air, 11 to Mahan Air, five to Aseman Airines Company and one to Pouya Cargo Air.”

Jafarzadeh highlighted that the process has begun for the exiting of these 27 out of service aircrafts from the country's airports concluding “they will be send to academic, research centers or will be scrapped.”

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