Iran has started its own national fleet of flight check aircraft consisting of one King Air 350, and will mark the start of the new safety division with a flight ceremony from Tehran-Mehrabad Airport at 31th May 2016 11:00 local time.
The 3 years old King Air 350 was purchased from Denmark in December 2015 and is now ready to serve the Iranian airports. Before that, Iran relied on Kazakhstan and other countries for calibration services.
Iran’s flight check fleet has been grounded since the only aircraft, a Falcon 20 crashed in March 2014. The incident occurred when the aircraft calibrated Kish Airport’s navigation equipment and crashed in the Persian Gulf, claiming the lives of four crew members.
The aircraft and its services are handled by Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the organisation’s own pilots.
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