Boeing ‘Defers’ Iran Deliveries

By John Lee.

As US President Donald Trump considers whether to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, Boeing has reportedly re-allocated the planes it had planned to deliver to Iran this year to other customers.

According to Reuters, Boeing boss Dennis Muilenburg told a conference call:

“We have no Iranian deliveries that are scheduled or part of the (production) skyline this year, so those have been deferred in line with the U.S. government process … I can tell you with confidence that we have continued to build risk mitigation into our 777 production plan.”

Boeing agreed in December 2016 to sell 80 aircraft to IranAir under a deal between Tehran and major world powers to reopen trade in exchange for curbs on Iran’s nuclear activities.

(Source: Reuters)

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