The Head of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) Ali Abedzadeh said the country plans to update its air transport system through boosting cooperation with leading countries in this field, like France.
Addressing a seminar on opportunities for Iran-France cooperation in specialized training in the aviation industry, Abedzadeh pointed to the July 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers and the removal of anti-Iran sanctions, saying that such cooperation will expand now that the deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), has come into force.
“After the JCPOA, we are seeking to update the training for experts of the country’s air transport (system),” he said, adding that the goal can be reached through cooperation with developed countries.
He further emphasized that France has good facilities and capabilities in the field of aviation industry education, adding that one of the main areas of cooperation between Tehran and Paris is the training of manpower.
Iran and France have recently promoted mutual cooperation in various areas of air transport industry.
In January, Iranian Minister of Road and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi announced that the country plans to purchase 114 civil aircraft from the French-based Airbus Group SE.
(Source: Tasnim, under Creative Commons licence)