Tag Archives | Civil Aviation Organization (CAO)

Iran Eyes Tripling Flights to Afghanistan

The Head of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) said the country has offered to triple the number of weekly flights to neighboring Afghanistan. According to Ali Abedzadeh, there are now nine direct flights a week between Iran and Afghanistan. Highlighting the need for more flights between the two neighbors, the official said Iran has proposed […]

Ban on Iranian Airline’s ATR Flights Lifted

The Civil Aviation Organization of Iran lifted a month-long ban that prevented the Aseman Airlines from operating its ATR planes after a fatal crash in February. The public relations department of the Civil Aviation Organization said the temporary halt on the employment of ATR 72-200 and -500 models by Aseman has been lifted after release […]

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 […]

Iran, Ireland increase Cooperation in Aviation

By John Lee. Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) has reportedly signed its first ever contract with Ireland on expansion of aviation cooperation in areas such as observing flight operation, continued flight eligibility, issuance of technical aid, repair and maintenance. According to IRNA, the agreement was signed between the Deputy Chairman of the CAO, Mohammad Javad […]

US firms join International Air Show in Iran

By Changiz M. Varzi, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. On the front page of the Nov. 17 edition of the Reformist Etemad newspaper, a headline in small type, tucked in a corner, read: “Americans in Kish [Island].” The report detailed how American […]

Over 100 Foreign Firms to Participate in Iran Air Show

Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) announced that more than 100 foreign firms have registered to take part in the Iran Air Show 2016 due to be held on the southern island of Kish next month. The 8th International Iran Air Show is slated for November 16- 19 on Kish Island with the participation of over […]

Boeing Raises Stakes in Iran Jet Deal

Boeing Says Rivals Not Allowed to Sell Aircraft to Iran If Congress Blocks Jet Deal A senior official with US aviation giant Boeing said if its deal to sell passenger planes to Iran is blocked by the US Congress, all other US companies that supply to its rivals should be prohibited as well. Ray Conner, […]

More Details on Boeing-Iran Air Deal

US aviation giant Boeing announced that its sale agreement with Iranian national carrier Iran Air involves a mix of direct sales and leases. In an attempt to allay the concerns of US lawmakers, Boeing in a letter offered details with respect to the deal and said it includes 80 sales valued at $17.6 billion, the […]

Iran Should Phase Out 166 Planes by Next Year

166 Iranian passenger planes with an average age of 23 years need to be retired within a year, Iran’s Minister of Road and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi said. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, the minister said Iran’s civil aviation fleet includes a total of 266 aircraft, 100 of which are now grounded. Most of the […]

Boeing Confirms Sale Agreement with Iran Air

US aviation giant Boeing confirmed on Tuesday that it has signed a sale agreement with Iranian national carrier Iran Air. BBC News values the deal at $25 billion at list prices. In a statement on Tuesday, Boeing said it has signed the agreement “under authorizations from the US government following a determination that Iran had […]

Iran “Reaches 100-Aircraft Deal with Boeing”

Head of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization (CAO), Ali Abedzadeh, has said Tehran and US aerospace giant Boeing have reached a deal for the purchase of 100 aircraft in a bid to upgrade the country’s aging fleet. “Both sides (Iran and Boeing) have reached a written agreement for buying Boeing airplanes,” Abedzadeh said as cited by […]

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 […]

Iran to Develop Cooperation with France in Aviation

The Head of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) Ali Abedzadeh said the country plans to update its air transport system through boosting cooperation with leading countries in this field, like France. Addressing a seminar on opportunities for Iran-France cooperation in specialized training in the aviation industry, Abedzadeh pointed to the July 2015 nuclear deal between […]

More Flights between Britain and Iran

High-ranking aviation officials from Iran and Britain signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to increase the number of direct flights between the two countries, Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) announced. According to the cooperation agreement, Iran and Britain can increase the number of direct passenger flights to 42 per week, Director of Public Relations Department […]