Iraqi Airways, the national airline of Iraq is looking to sell 2 of its very old Boeing 747. The airline is currently undergoing a major fleet upgrade.
Iraqi Airways Boeing 747
Want to buy a second hand Boeing 747, then Iraqi Airways has a gift for you. The airline is looking to sell 2 of its Boeing 747 aircraft. The aircraft are very old and are not in service since a long time.
Iraqi Airways is currently undergoing a major fleet upgrade. The airline recently got delivery of its first ever Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. The airline is also awaiting delivery of its Boeing 737 MAX 10. Deliveries are bound to start from 2024.
Boeing 747 details
As stated earlier, both the Boeing 747s are not in service since a long time. The aircraft include a Boeing 747-200 regd as YI-AGP and a Boeing 747SP regd as YI-ALM. Currently, Tozeur Nefta Airport (TOE) in Tunisia serves as the parking location for both aircraft. Both aircraft have remained parked for over 30 years.
The Gulf War led to the retirement of the aircraft. They shifted both the aircraft to Tunisia to safeguard them from gunfire or missile attacks, and they have never been brought back.
Iraqi Airways received YI-ALM MSN 22858 in 1982. Dictator Saddam Hussein utilized this aircraft as his government jet, and it had a VIP configuration. YI-AGP MSN 22366 was delivered one month prior to YI-ALM. This aircraft had 45 First Class seats and 285 Economy Class seats, and it was dedicated to passenger service. Pratt & Whitney JT9D engines powered both aircraft.
The airline will hold the auction on August 16. Each Boeing 747 will have an estimated value of USD 4,94,000. Iraqi Ministry of Finance will be overseeing the transaction. Bidders will have to provide a deposit of 20% of the value. Whoever the winner will be, he/she will have 7 days to finalize the transaction.
The seller will disclose the conditions for aircraft usage during the sale of the aircraft.
Source Credits : Air Data News