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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 […]

Iran to Receive Four Aircraft from ATR within 15 Days

Iran’s Deputy Transport Minister Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan said the French-Italian aircraft manufacturer ATR is slated to deliver four airplanes to the Islamic Republic within two weeks. In remarks released on Monday, Fakhrieh Kashan pointed to a recent contract between Iran Air and the ATR to purchase 20 ATR 72-600 airplanes and said according to the […]

Iran may buy 100 Sukhoi Superjets

By John Lee. Sputnik reports that Iran has shown interest in purchasing 100 medium-haul Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) passenger planes from Russia. Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak confirmed that agreement has only been reached regarding 12 aircraft as of the moment. The SSJ100 can transport up to 98 passengers up to 2,700 miles, and costs around $36 million in its basic […]

Boeing to sell 30 737 MAXs to Iran Aseman Airlines

US-based Boeing confirms the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Iran Aseman Airlines, expressing the airline’s intent to purchase 30 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes with a list price value of $3 billion. The agreement also provides the airline with purchase rights for 30 additional 737 MAXs. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, […]

Iran Air receives its first Airbus A330-200

Iran Air has taken delivery of its first new Airbus A330-200. The delivery of the aircraft is part of Iran Air’s major fleet renewal plan, and is the first wide body from a firm order placed by the national carrier of Iran in December 2016 for 100 Airbus aircraft (46 single aisle and 54 wide-body […]

Iran to Purchase 12 Russian Passenger Aircraft

Iran has expressed willingness to buy 12 Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) airliners, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said. “Iran is interested in acquiring 12 Sukhoi Superjet 100 planes soon,” Novak told Rossiya 24 broadcaster. The SSJ100 is a twin-engine regional passenger plane made by Russia’s Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company. The aircraft can transport up […]

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 […]