Above: maintenance being performed on an Iran Air Fokker 100 (F-28-0100)
According to the New York Times (05JUN14):
A unit of Fokker Technologies of the Netherlands, a leading aerospace company and Pentagon contractor, has agreed to pay $21 million in penalties to settle accusations that it repeatedly violated American sanctions on sales of aircraft parts to Iran and Sudan, the United States government announced Thursday.
A statement by the Treasury Department, which oversees compliance with sanctions, said the unit, Fokker Services, had agreed to pay a $10.5 million civil penalty to the Treasury and Commerce Departments and another $10.5 million under a deferred-prosecution agreement with the Justice Department. The statement said the company, which could have been liable for a potential $51 million in penalties, had accepted “responsibility for its egregious conduct involving over 1,150 alleged violations of U.S. sanctions.”
The Treasury statement said that from 2005 to 2010, the company indirectly exported or re-exported aircraft spare parts to Iranian or Sudanese customers without the required licensing by government authorities. The settlement covered 1,112 apparent violations of Iranian sanctions and 41 apparent violations of Sudanese sanctions.A number of Iran civil carriers operate the Fokker 100 (F-28-0100) including Iran Air, Iran Aseman Airlines and Qeshm Airlines, while the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy Aviation operates Fokker F-27-400M Troopships
Below: IRINA Fokker F-27-400M Troopship
File photos: Mehrad Watson and Shari(Shahram)