EU imposes flight ban on Iran Air over safety
06-Jul-2010 (2 comments)

Most of Iran Air's jets will be banned from flying to the EU because of safety concerns, the European Commission says.

The ban affects Airbus A320, Boeing 727 and 747 jets - two-thirds of Iran Air's fleet.

The Commission said the ban was on safety grounds, and was not related to sanctions imposed on Iran because of its nuclear programme.

Iran has denied a claim that its planes are being prevented from refuelling at some foreign airports.

Earlier an Iranian aviation official had accused the UK, Germany and the United Arab Emirates of refusing to supply fuel for Iranian airliners.

But a foreign ministry spokesman said on Tuesday that "no such limitation has been imposed". And the UK, Germany and UAE all denied the claim.

Last week the US approved new sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programme.

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So, where's IRI's high tech to fix the problems?

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You know, the BS that we hear from Shah Gholam, a/k/a IMF and the rest of the IRI clan.  Why can't they just build passenger planes?  They apparently "build" everything else, like fighter jets, spaceships, etc.  Why can't they just build passenger planes?  

We know that they're going to blame the U.S. for not selling them spare parts, as if after 31 years of "death to America", the U.S. is under some sort of an obligation to kiss their smelly butts.  But why whine about that when they have the technology to build aircraft from scratch?