Iran Aseman Airlines
|Founded||1970 as Pars Air|
|Commenced operations||1980 as Iran Aseman Airlines|
|Company slogan||We Guarantee Your Safety in The Sky|
|Parent company||Iranian Civil Pension Fund Investment Company|
|Headquarters||Mehrabad International Airport, Tehran, Iran|
|Key people||Hossein Alaei (Chairman)|
Iran Aseman Airlines (Persian: هواپیمایی ایران آسمان) also known as Aseman, is an airline headquartered in Tehran, Iran. It operates scheduled domestic passenger services and regional international services. Aseman is Iran's third-largest airline by active fleet size
The airline was established and started operations in 1980.The airline's historic links go back to 1958 to the airline Air Taxi Co., which was rebranded as Pars Air in the 1970s and later Iran Aseman Airlines.
In March 2007, it was owned by Iranian Civil Pension Fund Investment Company and had 298 employees. It has since been privatized.
As of August 2017, Iran Aseman Airlines operated the following fleet:
|Boeing 727-200||3||—||172||To be phased out in 2017|
|Boeing 737 MAX||—||30||
||Order consists of both MAX 8 and 9
Deliveries begin in 2022
|Fokker 100||18||—||100||10 aircraft in storage|
Future fleet plans
In February 2017, it emerged that Aseman Airlines was in talks with an Irish firm to lease seven Airbus A320neos. In April 2017, the airline signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Boeing for the purchase of 30 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft with options for another 30 aircraft. In June 2017, Iran Aseman Airlines signed a final deal to buy 30 Boeing 737 MAX jets.
Accidents and incidents
- On 4 October 1990, an Iran Aseman Fokker F27 Friendship (registration EP-ANA) overran the runway upon landing at Ramsar Airport, Iran and came to rest at a concrete wall 100 metres behind the runway. There were no fatalities amongst the 46 passengers and 4 crew members on board, and the aircraft was fully repaired.
- On 12 October 1994, Iran Aseman Airlines Flight 746, a Fokker F28 Fellowship (registration EP-PAV) en route from Isfahan to Tehran suffered a sudden loss of power in both engines at 23:05 local time, 35 minutes after take-off from Isfahan International Airport. The aircraft spiralled into an uncontrolled descent and crashed near Natanz, killing all 59 passengers and 7 crew members on board.
- On 18 July 2000, Iran Aseman Airlines Flight 775, a Fokker F28 Fellowship (registration EP-PAU) en route from Tehran to Ahwaz, was damaged beyond repair when the pilot missed the runway upon a low-visibility landing attempt at Ahwaz Airport and instead touched down next to it. A successful go-around was executed, and there were no injuries amongst the 84 passengers and 4 crew members on board.
- On 26 August 2010, a Fokker 100 (registration EP-ASL) operating Iran Aseman Airlines Flight 773 from Tehran to Tabriz overran the runway upon landing at Tabriz International Airport and was substantially damaged when it plunged into a canal. Two out of the 103 passengers on board were injured, while none of the 7 crew members were hurt.
- On 10 May 2014, a Fokker 100 (registration EP-ASZ), was damaged in a landing accident at Zahedan Airport (ZAH), Iran. The airplane operated flight 853 from Mashhad Airport (MHD). According to local media the left hand main undercarriage failed to extend or lock prior to landing. A forced landing was carried out on runway 35. The airplane swerved to the left and came to rest 1450 meters (4760 feet) past the runway 35 threshold and 23 meters (75 feet) to the left of the centreline. 
- Ref tracing EP historic links
- "Global Airline Guide 2017 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2017): 17.
- Iran Aseman 1990 runway overshot at the Aviation Safety Network
- Iran Aseman Airlines Flight 746 at the Aviation Safety Network
- Iran Aseman incident at Ahwaz at the Aviation Safety Network
- Iran Aseman Airlines Flight 773 at the Aviation Safety Network
- "Plane Skids off Runway in Northwestern Iran". Fars News Agency. Retrieved 27 August 2010.
Media related to Iran Aseman at Wikimedia Commons
- Iran Aseman Airlines official website
- (in Persian) Iran Aseman Airlines Ebooking website
- Iran Aseman Airlines Mashhad base website
- (in Persian) Iran Aseman Airlines Mashhad base website
- Iran Aseman Airlines Shiraz base website
- (in Persian) Iran Aseman Airlines Shiraz base website
- Iran Aseman Airlines Fleet list
- Iran Aseman Airlines photos