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Sukhoi to Sell SuperJets to Iran despite Sanctions

Russia’s Sukhoi Civil Aircraft said it would continue to cooperate with Iranian airlines within the framework of interim agreements on the delivery of SSJ100R passenger aircraft, despite the re-implosion of US sanctions against Iran. “The Sukhoi Civil Aircraft will continue to work with Iranian airlines under the preliminary agreements signed at the Eurasia Air Show […]

Iranian Airlines Buy 40 Sukhoi Passenger Jets

Two Iranian airlines have signed contracts with Russian aircraft manufacturer Sukhoi to purchase a total of 40 passenger planes. The Iranian companies, Aseman Airlines and Iran Air Tours, have signed the deals with Sukhoi on the sidelines of Eurasia Airshow 2018, which kicked off in Turkey’s Antalya on April 25. According to reports, Iran Air […]

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 […]

Questions as Iranians claim US Licensing Plane Sales to Iran

By Saeed Jalili for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Questions abound as Iranians claim US Treasury licensing plane sales to Iran Questions have emerged about whether the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has issued new licenses to Canadian plane manufacturer […]

“No US License Needed” to Buy Sukhoi Jet

The modifications that Sukhoi has made to its Superjet-100 passenger plane would allow the Russian aircraft manufacturer to sell the plane to Iran without the need for a license from the US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), an Iranian official announced. Speaking to Tasnim on Monday, Secretary of Association of Iranian Airlines Maqsoud […]

Iran Ministry “Not Involved in Talks” with Bombardier

Iran’s Ministry of Road and Urban Development has not held any talks with Canadian plane manufacturer Bombardier Inc., a deputy minister said, adding that the country’s private sector has been involved in business negotiations with that company. Speaking to Tasnim on Saturday, Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan said he was not informed of the agreements between the […]

Plane Deals to Take Longer to Complete

Iran would finally take delivery of dozens of European jets it has ordered following the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, John Leahy, Airbus Sales Chief, said, noting that the process could take longer to complete than planned. “I think those deals will get fulfilled, maybe not on the original schedule,” Leahy told […]

Airbus “Ready to Finance Plane Purchases”

European aviation giant Airbus has voiced readiness to fund the country’s purchases of passenger planes, Head of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) Ali Abedzadeh said. Airbus, the French-Italian aircraft manufacturer ATR, and American aviation giant Boeing have already approached Iran to fund the purchases, Abedzadeh said on Sunday. He added that talks to choose the […]

ATR Says to Deliver More Aircraft to Iran

The chief executive of the French-Italian aircraft manufacturer ATR said the company plans to deliver eight more aircraft to Iran by the year’s end. ATR aims to deliver another eight aircraft to Iran by the end of the year after delivering six so far this year under US export licenses issued following the lifting of […]

Boeing-IranAir deal at risk amid claims of IRGC use

By Saeed Jalili, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. US President Donald Trump’s new Iran strategy, including his Oct. 13 refusal to certify that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) meets congressional requirements, will push a contract for 80 passenger jets signed […]

Boeing First Loser If Trump Leaves JCPOA: Analyst

If US President Donald Trump scraps the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, the first loser may be US aircraft maker Boeing, an analyst said. “If Boeing isn’t able to deliver the airplanes to Iran, it probably would have some impact on the stock,” said Cowen aerospace analyst Cai von Rumohr, CNBC reported. […]

US Ban on Aircraft Sales to Iran Breach of JCPOA

Ali Akbar Velayati, an international adviser to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, described a recent decision by the US to block sales of commercial aircraft to Iran as a clear violation of the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. “The US move to ban the sale of aircraft to Iran is definitely […]

Iran to Receive 2 New ATR Planes in Weeks

Two of the other brand-new turboprops Iran has purchased from ATR aircraft manufacturer will arrive in the country during the next Iranian month, CEO of Iran Air Farzaneh Sharafbafi announced. According to the top official, Iran will have the two new passenger planes delivered in the month of Mehr (September 23 – October 22). Iran […]

Iran in Talks with Airbus to Buy 45 Medical Helicopters

Iran’s Deputy Transport Minister Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan said Tehran is in negotiation with European aircraft maker Airbus to purchase 45 helicopters for civilian use. “The Health Ministry is planning to order 45 HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) helicopters and the purchase is being negotiated by the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development,” Fakhrieh Kashan said […]

Embraer still awaiting US Approval for Iran Deal  

By John Lee. Brazil’s Embraer says it is still awaiting for approval from the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) for sales of aircraft to Iran. The company has been quoted as saying that it remained “active and optimistic” about plans to sell planes to the Islamic Republic. In February 2016 Iran […]

Zagros Airlines to buy 28 new Airbus A330s

Zagros Airlines, one of the leading domestic airlines in Iran, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus for the acquisition of 28 new aircraft, covering 20 A320neo and 8 A330neo aircraft. The commitment was signed at the 52nd Le Bourget Paris airshow by Seyed Abdolreza Mousavi, Zagros Airlines CEO and Fabrice Brégier, Airbus COO […]

Iran Airtour commits to 45 new Airbus Aircraft

Tehran based Iran Airtour Airlines, has become Airbus’ newest customer for the Airbus A320neo Family after signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for 45 aircraft at the Paris Air Show. Celebrating 45 years since establishment, the carrier now has been added to Airbus’ list of new customers. Operating scheduled services to domestic and international markets, […]

US Reviewing Iran Aircraft Licenses

By John Lee. The United States is reviewing licenses for Boeing and Airbus to sell aircraft to Iran. Reuters quotes Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (pictured) as telling the House Ways and Means Committee: “We will use everything within our power to put additional sanctions on Iran, Syria and North Korea to protect American lives … […]

Pratt & Whitney to supply Engines for Iran Plane Deal

By John Lee. US-based Pratt & Whitney, a subsidiary of United Technologies (UTC), is to supply engines for the passenger planes sold by ATR to Iran Air, according to report from Hartford Business. An ATR spokesman said the deal is for the 20 ATR 72-600s, a twin-propeller aircraft, and said Iran Air had an option to […]

Iran, ATR Sign Major Aircraft Deal

European aviation giant ATR said it has signed a deal with Iran’s national flag-carrier airline Iran Air to sell 20 aircraft to Tehran. ATR Spokesman David Vargas confirmed the deal for the sale of 20 ATR-600s, a twin-propeller aircraft, was signed on Thursday. “They will definitely help Iran Air to modernize and develop regional connectivity […]