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 billion at catalog prices.

A spokeswoman for Airbus confirmed that the company is ready to support the Iranian transportation sector development “in strict compliance with all international laws (U.S., EU and UN sanctions and embargoes).

Iran is also reported to be considering buying Boeing 737 and 777 aircraft, in addition to smaller planes from Bombardier and Embraer.

(Sources: Bloomberg, Reuters)

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