Iran Aseman Retires Last Scheduled Boeing 727

Iran Aseman 727

Iran Aseman was the last airline in the world operating the Boeing 727 in regular scheduled passenger service.

Sadly that era has now come to a close after the airline operated its last flight with the type on 13 January 2019.

Sadly there was little fanfare surrounding this historic moment, unlike many other final services (think Biman with the DC-10, KLM with the MD-11 in recent years). Flight EP851 simply completed its service from Zahedan to Tehran Mehrabad as planned.

The aircraft with the honour of operating this final 727 flight was EP-ASB, an aircraft built for Air France in 1980 which later flew for Euralair and joined Iran Aseman’s fleet in 1994.

Here’s a picture of the crew following the flight

Once one of the most successful airliners, and most common in skies all over the world, the 727 is now a rare beast. Just last week Canadian cargo operator Cargojet retired its last freighter example, and now precious few are still flying, with only cargo and corporate examples remaining to our knowledge.

 

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4 Responses

  1. MERVYN CROWE says:

    the B727 was a beautiful and comfortable aeroplane to fly in, my first in May 1970 and my last in May 1997. Fortunately still a few VIP and freighters about, so will always draw a crowd

  2. Matt Falcus says:

    It will definitely be missed!

  3. I have some As Removed parts for the B727. If anyone knows of carriers/owners looking for spare parts, please pass on my email address. altownsend@atvirotech.com. I am in Houston Texas.

  4. Martin Dennett says:

    Only had the pleasure of one return Dan Air 727 flight (as I’m sure most Brits will have done!) but I loved seeing them on early visits to MAN & LHR in my spotting days!

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