Iran Air
Last updated: 4 March 2012

Operator info
name: Iran Air
country: Iran
ICAO code: IRA
IATA code: IR
Founded: 1962

EU blacklist Iran Air is on the List of airlines banned within the EU

Iran Air - Safety oversight information:
   JUL 2008: EU safety action
Safety deficiencies noted by ramp inspections in several countries; Iran Air took corrective actions.
   DEC 2009: EU safety action
In 2009 Austria, France, Germany, Sweden, Italy and the United Kingdom reported ramp checks on Iran Air airplanes. The results of these inspections showed a marked decline in compliance with international safety standards over the year.
   FEB 2010: EU safety action
Iran Air submitted an action plan to the EU in February 2010 which acknowledged failings in their previous action plan and identified the causes and set down specific actions to address the identified deficiencies.
   MAR 2010: EU safety action
Inspections of Iran Air's compliance with maintenance requirements had taken place but the findings pointed to problems with engine monitoring and the performance of the Quality System of the carrier.
   MAR 2010: EU safety action
Iran Air acknowledged that a decline in standards had occurred but confirmed they had introduced a Maintenance Control Centre and Maintenance Review Board to address the airworthiness issues, had improved safety training in all divisions of the company, had enhanced the activity of the Safety and Quality Assurance Department, and had established safety committees in the company divisions. They had also embarked on an extensive review of the company structure with a view to enhancing its ability to ensure a safe operation.
   MAR 2010: EU safety action
The results of the ramp checks performed on Iran Air since February 2010 show a marked improvement in the air carrier's performance.
30 MAR 2010: Added to EU list of banned air carriers
Permitted to operate into the European Union only provided that its operations are strictly limited to their present level (frequencies and destinations) with the aircraft currently used. Furthermore, the fleet of Fokker 100 should not be allowed to operate into the European Union.
05 JUL 2010: Extent of EU ban changed
Permitted to operate into the European Union only provided that its operations are strictly limited to their present level (frequencies and destinations). As a result of the verified failings concerning continued airworthiness and maintenance, and the results of ramp inspections, all aircraft of type Airbus A320, Boeing 727, Boeing 747-100, Boeing 747-200 and Boeing 747SP on the AOC of the air carrier should not be allowed to operate into the European Union.

Iran Air- Accident & incidents:

43 occurrences in the ASN safety database, showing occurrence 1 - 10

date type registration operator fat. location   pic cat
09-JAN-2011Boeing 727-286 EP-IRP EU blacklist Iran Air 77 near Urmia (Orumi... A1
18-NOV-2009Fokker 100 EP-CFO EU blacklist Iran Air 0 Isfahan-Shah...   A2
19-JAN-2009Fokker 100 EP-CFN EU blacklist Chabahar Airlines, opf. Iran Air 0 Tehran-Mehra...   A1
02-JAN-2008Fokker 100 EP-IDB EU blacklist Iran Air 0 Tehran-Mehra... A1
15-JAN-2004Boeing 747SP-86 EP-IAC Iran Air 0 Beijing-Capi... A2
24-SEP-2000Fokker 100   Iran Air 0   H2
02-FEB-2000Airbus A300B2-203 EP-IBR Iran Air 0+ 8 Tehran-Mehra... O1
26-OCT-1999unknown   Iran Air 0 Urmia (Orumi...   H2
05-JAN-1998Fokker 100 EP-IDC Iran Air 0 near Isfahan-Shah...   A1
06-OCT-1997unknown   Iran Air 0 Bandar Abbas...   H2
09-JUN-1996Boeing 727-286 EP-IRU Iran Air 4 Rasht Airpor... A1
26-JAN-1990Boeing 727   Iran Air 4 Shiraz Airpo...   H2
22-OCT-1988Boeing 747   Iran Air 0 London   H2
03-JUL-1988Airbus A300B2-203 EP-IBU Iran Air 290 near Bandar Abbas... C1
05-JAN-1988unknown   Iran Air 0 Tehran-Mehra...   H2
25-DEC-1987unknown   Iran Air 0 Mashhad Airp...   H2
05-MAY-1987unknown   Iran Air 0 Tehran-Mehra...   H2
10-NOV-1986Airbus A300B2-203   Iran Air 0 Tabriz Airpo...   H2
15-OCT-1986Boeing 737-286 EP-IRG Iran Air 3 Shiraz Airpo... A1
23-DEC-1985unknown jetliner   Iran Air 1 Tehran-Mehra...   H2
02-NOV-1985Boeing 707-300   Iran Air 0 Tehran-Mehra...   H2
05-AUG-1985Boeing 727   Iran Air 1 Bandar Abbas...   H2
12-SEP-1984Airbus A300B2-203   Iran Air 0 Isfahan-Shah...   H2
09-SEP-1984Boeing 727   Iran Air 0 Basra Intern...   H2
28-AUG-1984Airbus A300B2-203 EP-IBS Iran Air 0 Baghdad-Sadd...   H2
07-AUG-1984Airbus A300B2-202   Iran Air 0 Rome   H2
26-JUN-1984Boeing 727   Iran Air 0 Baghdad-Sadd...   H2
06-JUL-1983Boeing 747   Iran Air 0 Paris   H2
07-JAN-1983Boeing 727-86 EP-IRA Iran Air 0 Tehran-Mehra... A1
21-JAN-1980Boeing 727-86 EP-IRD Iran Air 128 near Tehran-Mehra... A1
10-OCT-1970Boeing 727   Iran Air 0 Baghdad Inte...   H2
21-JUN-1970Boeing 727   Iran Air 0 Baghdad   H2
17-MAR-1967Douglas C-47A-70-DL (DC-3) EP-AEF Iran Air 0 Bandar Abbas...   A1
15-FEB-1965Vickers 782D Viscount EP-AHC Iran Air 0 Isfahan Airp...   A1
04-MAY-1964Douglas R4D-4 (DC-3) EP-ADI Iran Air Isfahan   A1
20-FEB-1962Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3) EP-AEI Iran Air near Ahwaz Airpor...   A1
02-JAN-1962Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3) EP-ABB Iran Air 0 Kabul-Khwaja...   A1
04-AUG-1961Douglas DC-4 EP-ADK Iran Air 0 near Russian Coas...   C1
25-APR-1959Douglas C-47A-20-DL (DC-3) EP-ACL Iran Air 0 near Kerman   A1
30-JUN-1953Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3) EP-ACV Iran Air 0 Tehran   A1
25-DEC-1952Douglas C-47A-35-DL (DC-3) EP-ACJ Iran Air 27 near Tehran-Mehra...   A1
01-DEC-1950Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3) EP-AAJ Iran Air 8 near Chamaran   A1
14-SEP-1950Douglas C-47A-30-DL (DC-3) EP-AAG Iran Air 9 near Tehran-Mehra...   A1

Iran Air- Photos:
photo of Boeing 727-86 EP-IRD
accident date: 21-01-1980
type: Boeing 727-86
registration: EP-IRD
photo of Boeing 727-86 EP-IRA
accident date: 07-01-1983
type: Boeing 727-86
registration: EP-IRA
photo of Boeing 737-286 EP-IRG
accident date: 15-10-1986
type: Boeing 737-286
registration: EP-IRG
photo of Airbus A300B2-203 EP-IBU
accident date: 03-07-1988
type: Airbus A300B2-203
registration: EP-IBU
photo of Boeing 727-286 EP-IRU
accident date: 09-06-1996
type: Boeing 727-286
registration: EP-IRU
photo of Airbus A300B2-203 EP-IBR
accident date: 02-02-2000
type: Airbus A300B2-203
registration: EP-IBR
photo of Boeing 747SP-86 EP-IAC
accident date: 15-01-2004
type: Boeing 747SP-86
registration: EP-IAC
photo of Fokker 100 EP-IDB
accident date: 02-01-2008
type: Fokker 100
registration: EP-IDB
photo of Fokker 100 EP-IDB
accident date: 02-01-2008
type: Fokker 100
registration: EP-IDB
photo of Fokker 100 EP-IDB
accident date: 02-01-2008
type: Fokker 100
registration: EP-IDB
photo of Fokker 100 EP-IDB
accident date: 02-01-2008
type: Fokker 100
registration: EP-IDB
photo of Fokker 100 EP-IDB
accident date: 02-01-2008
type: Fokker 100
registration: EP-IDB
photo of Boeing 727-286 EP-IRP
accident date: 09-01-2011
type: Boeing 727-286
registration: EP-IRP
photo of Boeing 727-286 EP-IRP
accident date: 09-01-2011
type: Boeing 727-286
registration: EP-IRP
photo of Boeing 727-286 EP-IRP
accident date: 09-01-2011
type: Boeing 727-286
registration: EP-IRP