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Russia Proposes Joint Production of Ilyushin Planes in Iran

Moscow has presented a proposal to Tehran for the joint production of its Ilyushin planes in the Islamic Republic, Russia’s energy minister said. Alexander Novak was quoted by Iran’s media as saying that he had presented the proposal – which involved the production of the renovated version of the Ilyushin Il-114 regional planes – in […]

Sukhoi near deal to sell Jets to Iran

By John Lee. Russian planemaker Sukhoi is reported to be moving closer to a deal to sell its Superjet 100 aircraft to Iran. Maqsoud As’adi Samani, secretary of the Association of Iranian Airlines, was quoted as saying by Mehr News Agency as saying that Sukhoi had already started talks to obtain a license from the […]

Iran says Trump Cannot Call Off Boeing Deal

Iran rejected speculations that the deteriorating rhetoric by US President Donald Trump against the country could lead to the cancellation of a major plane purchase agreement with the American aviation giant Boeing. Iran’s Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi told the domestic media that a deal which Iran has sealed with Boeing was […]

Iran Air takes delivery of first new Airbus

Iran Air has taken delivery of its first new aircraft, an Airbus A321, in a handover ceremony in Toulouse with Mr. Farhad Parvaresh, Iran Air Chairman and CEO, and Mr. Fabrice Bregier, President, Airbus Commercial Aircraft and Chief Operating Officer Airbus, in the presence of Gael Meheust, SVP Sales and Marketing CFM, Tom Enders, Airbus […]

ATR to Finalize $400m Aircraft Deal on Wednesday

Iran is to finalize a contract to buy 20 turboprops from French-Italian aircraft manufacturer ATR on Wednesday, an Iranian official announced. Representatives from ATR, a joint venture of Airbus and Finmeccanica of Italy, will arrive in Tehran on Wednesday, January 4, to hold the final round of business negotiations on the multi-million-dollar contract, Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan, […]

Iran “to Pay only Half” of $16.6bn Boeing Deal

By John Lee. According to a report from Reuters, Iran has said that it had negotiated to pay only about half the announced price for 80 new Boeing airliners, in an order that the American planemaker had said was worth $16.6 billion. Iran’s IRNA state news agency quotes Deputy Transport Minister Asghar Fakhrieh-Kashan as saying: […]

Iran Air and Airbus seal Historic Aircraft Order

Iran Air and Airbus have signed a firm contract for 100 aircraft, building on an initial commitment signed in January 2016 in Paris. The agreement signed by Farhad Parvaresh, Iran Air Chairman and CEO and Fabrice Bregier, Airbus President and CEO, covers 46 A320 Family, 38 A330 Family and 16 A350 XWB aircraft. Deliveries will […]

Aseman Airlines to Lease Airbus Jets

By John Lee. Reuters reports that Iran Aseman Airlines has agreed to lease seven Airbus jets. The leasing company has not been identified. Last week the European Union banned the airline from operating within the EU because of safety concerns, although the airline does not fly to the EU. Owned by Iran’s civil service pension […]

Iran “Ditches Airbus A380 Superjumbo”, Slashes Order Size

By John Lee. CNN reports that Iran Air will not be ordering the twin-deck A380 aircraft from Airbus. Iran Air CEO Farhad Parvaresh is quoted by Mehr News Agency (MNA) as saying: “The initial value of the deal with Airbus was $25 billion for 118 planes, and now that the A380 has been canceled the […]

Iran to get First Airbus “Within Weeks”

By John Lee. Reuters reports that Iran expects to get its first new Airbus jet as early as mid-January. The delivery would be part of a multi-billion-dollar deal with Airbus for 100 planes to renew Iran Air‘s aging fleet. The Deputy Roads and Urban Development Minister Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan told Reuters: “We are expecting some […]