TUNISIA- Flag carrier Iraqi Airways (IA) has announced an auction for two parked Boeing 747s at Tozeur-Nefta airport, western Tunisia.
The Boeing 747s up for auction include a 747SP (YI-ALM) and a 747-200 (YI-AGP), both manufactured in 1982 with Pratt & Whitney JT9D engines.
After the Gulf War, they were retired from the fleet and have been stationed at Tozeur-Nefta airport, reported Flightglobal.
Boeing 747 on Sale
The auction, scheduled for 16 August, will see these iconic aircraft go under the hammer. Iraqi Airways has valued each plane at $494,000.
Participants are required to submit a deposit of 20% of this value to the Iraqi Ministry of Finance to join the bidding process.
The successful bidder must finalize the transaction within seven days of the auction. Additionally, there are specific conditions attached to the use of the aircraft post-sale.
Modernizing the Fleet
As Iraqi Airways moves forward, it has been focusing on fleet modernization, introducing newer aircraft such as the Boeing 787 and 737 Max, along with the Airbus A220.
With this auction, aviation enthusiasts and investors have a rare opportunity to own a piece of aviation history as these Boeing 747s, symbols of a bygone era, seek new homes in the skies. Don’t miss the chance to make a bid on these legendary planes!
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