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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 […]

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 […]

Iran, Airbus to Cooperate in Building Aircraft Parts

The Head of Iran’s National Space Center, Manouchehr Manteqi, said the French plane manufacturer Airbus plans to cooperate with the Islamic Republic in joint projects to produce aircraft parts in the near future. “We will soon begin cooperation with Airbus in the manufacture of aircraft parts,” Manteqi said on Monday. Spare parts manufacturers are the […]

Iran to Receive 9 Brand-New Planes in Months

An Iranian deputy minister said the country is going to receive nine of the new passenger planes it has purchased from Airbus within the coming months, before the new Iranian year. According to Deputy Roads and Urban Development Minister Asghar Fakhrieh, 9 planes are expected to join the fleet of civil flights before the new […]

The real reason Boeing, Airbus deals with Iran matter

By Saheb Sadeghi for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Soon after the US Treasury Department granted licenses to Boeing and Airbus to sell passenger planes to Iran, Tehran welcomed the move as a fulfillment of American obligations under the nuclear deal. On Sept. 24, […]