By John Lee.
Iran has reportedly started official negotiations with Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer for the purchase of new planes.
According to the Iranian deputy minister of Roads and Urban Development, Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan, a delegation from the company visited Tehran last week to talk with Iranian airlines.
Trend reports that in March, Iranian Zagros Airlines said that has reached preliminary agreements with Embraer to import 20 airplanes. There were also reports of a 50-plane hire purchase contract.