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Iran Air Flights to Europe “Use Only Airbus Planes”

Iranian national carrier Iran Air dismissed media reports that the European Union (EU) is keeping its restrictions on the airline’s flights to Europe by Boeing 747 and Fokker 100, saying that Iran Air has never operated flights to Europe by these planes. “Iran Air uses Airbus fleet for its flights to European countries and this […]

Israeli NGO may sue Boeing over Iran Deal

Jerusalem Post reports that Shurat Hadin (Israel Law Center) has told Boeing that it will place liens on any of its airplanes slated for Iran if it goes through with an announced sale. The NGO represents hundreds of families of victims of Iranian-sponsored terrorism who hold billions of dollars in unsatisfied US court judgments, and […]

Iran Air in Talks with Boeing over Aircraft Deal

The chief executive officer (CEO) of Iran Air said the Islamic Republic’s national flag carrier is in talks with global aviation giant Boeing over a historic aircraft purchase. “Meetings and negotiations are going on. We hope that in the future we can reach an understanding with each other,” Farhad Parvaresh told Reuters. “The number and […]

Iran Pursuing Airbus Delivery

Iran is following through on the delivery of the civil aircraft it has purchased from France’s Airbus through diplomatic channels, the Foreign Ministry spokesman said Monday. The issue of receiving the Airbus planes is being pursued through expert and technical paths, as it is linked with banking issues, Hossein Jaberi Ansari told reporters at a […]

Lufthansa may sell Airbus A340s to Iran Air

By John Lee. Germany’s Lufthansa is reportedly considering selling some of its Airbus A340-300s to the Iranian flag carrier Iran Air. Lufthansa chairman and CEO Carsten Spohr (pictured) said that his company is taking delivery of 52 new aircraft this year, including two A350 XWBs that will replace the older A340s, which many in turn […]

Airbus in Talks with Tehran to Produce Components

Iran could begin making parts for Airbus Group SE aircraft under plans being discussed following January’s historic agreement to purchase 118 jetliners from the European manufacturer. Airbus’s Middle East office said the company is evaluating areas of industrial cooperation with Iran that may include component production and maintenance and overhaul work, Bloomberg reported. Iran developed […]

Airbus Deal irks Iranian Hardliners

By Rohollah Faghihi, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Many Iranians welcomed President Hassan Rouhani’s recent tour of Italy and France, during which billions of dollars in deals — including the purchase of 118 new Airbus passenger jets — were hammered out. However, […]

Boeing ‘Can Still Win Orders’ in Iran

By John Lee. Iran Air is reportedly open to buying aircraft from Boeing, even after placing a $27-billion order for 118 planes from Airbus. Company CEO Farhad Parvaresh told Bloomberg Business: “[Boeing is] lagging behind a bit … “We always thought the 737 for the domestic market is a good option, but they have a rival […]

Will French Carmakers rev up Iran’s Auto Industry?

By Alireza Ramezani, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. In his first trip abroad following the Jan. 16 implementation day of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani toured Italy and France, where he signed major deals with Airbus SAS […]

Airbus signs $25bn Deal to Sell 118 Planes to Iran

Iran officials have signed two agreements with Airbus covering new aircraft orders and a comprehensive civil aviation co-operation package. The agreements were signed at the Élysée Palace, Paris, during Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s official visit to France with French President François Hollande. The accord with Airbus is worth an estimated €22 billion ($25 billion), according […]

Iran to Buy 114 Airbus Jets

By John Lee. Iran has agreed to buy 114 Airbus aircraft for state carrier Iran Air. According to Bloomberg Business, the deal includes a mix of new and used jets from the A320 family, and the out-of-production A340s, with first deliveries expected in July. Reuters says that the deal could be worth more than $10 […]

Airbus Targets Iranian Jet Market

By John Lee. The head of Airbus’s passenger jet unit has told the Financial Times that the company is poised to re-enter the Iranian aircraft market when sanctions are lifted. Fabrice Brégier (pictured) said: “We have made some contacts … This is potentially a huge market for Airbus and our competitors. “We are dependent on the […]

Iran to Launch a New Airline

Trend News reports that a new airline is to be launched in Iran. TehranAir, headed by the former head of the country’s airports company, Mohammad Ilkhani, is expected to buy ten Airbus A320 aircraft. (Source: Trend News)

Iran Needs up to 400 New Planes

By John Lee. Iran’s Transport Minister, Abbas Akhoundi (pictured), has estimated that the country could need 400 new planes. According to the report from CNN, Airbus and Boeing are in negotiations to rebuild the Iranian air fleet. Mohammad Khodakarami, director of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization, said: “We have an active fleet of only 150 and […]

Winners and Losers if Sanctions Lifted

By John Lee. An analysis by Fortune magazine lists the expected winners and losers from a lifting of sanctions on Iran. Winners EU automakers: Companies such as Germany’s Mercedes-Benz, and Peugeot and Renault of France, are identified as being well positioned to take advantage of Iran’s large market. Oil services companies: Iran says it needs […]