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Old Aircraft to Be Put on Display

Old Aircraft to Be Put on DisplayOld Aircraft to Be Put on Display

A 55-year-old aircraft once used by the National Iranian South Oil Company for special missions will soon be transferred to Ahvaz's Shore Park Museum in Khuzestan Province. According to Reza Naeimi, the head of Public Relations Office at the oil company, the retired aircraft is a Fokker F27, a turboprop airliner developed and manufactured by the  Dutch aircraft  manufacturer Fokker. It was flown to Iran from England more than half a century ago. "The plane has been shipped to Abadan Bay for restoration … It will be put on display at the museum once it's presentable," Mehr News Agency quoted Naeimi as saying.  Retired 18 years ago, the aircraft spent the past two decades at a hangar in Ahvaz airport. "There are signs of corrosion, but they're superficial and can be easily fixed," he said. Elaborating on the unique features of the aircraft, the official said the plane is 30 meters long, with two 10-meter-long turboprop engines on each wing.


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