Hi all! Iranoutofpuns here…
Q: What is one thing that a should be equal in aviation?
While this is not a political blog, this week we will take a look at something to do with politics. This will not be a discussion of the ban, but rather the effect on air travel due to this ban.
For those who do not know, these countries are Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, Syria, Iraq and Iran. Currently there are no direct flights from the seven countries listed in the ban and the United States. Due to this reason, there will not be a major effect on airlines based in the United States. These banned countries also do not have major airlines operating as a national carrier so they will not see major effects either.
The carriers that will see the largest changes are the carriers dubbed the Middle East Three (ME3). These carriers, Etihad, Emirates and Qatar, are known for carrying passengers from countries in and surrounding the Middle East to the United States. Even the percentage of passengers from these countries are relatively small, so the direct effect will be minimal at most.
Another change that could occur, could be the trade deal between the Boeing Company and Iran. This deal, agreed upon after the lifting of sanctions during the Obama Administration. The order is valued at over 15 billion dollars and includes 80 aircraft of various types. The current ban and deteriorating relationship between the U.S. and Iran could see the end of this deal and that would cause a change in the aviation world as a whole.
A: The number of take offs and landings that a pilot has taken part in.
See you all next week!