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“No Restriction” on Sales of Airbus Parts to Iran

The chairman of Iran Air has announced that there is no restriction on Iran to supply spare parts of the commercial planes manufactured by France’s Airbus, except for one “sensitive part” used for air navigation. A licence has been given to the Airbus, Boeing and ATR to sell airplanes and their spare parts to Iran, […]

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 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 […]

US Treasury Assures Brazilian Banks of Iran Trade

A senior Brazilian official said the US Treasury Department has given assurances that Brazilian banks can do trade with Iran without fear of sanctions. “They (Brazilian banks) feared US and European banks could react by cancelling their credit lines,” Rodrigo Azeredo, Brazil’s top diplomat for trade, told Reuters on Wednesday. During a meeting in Sao […]

Iran’s Mega Deal with Airbus inches closer to Finalization

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. After the United States issued a second license to Airbus to sell 106 planes to Iran on Nov. 21, the French aircraft manufacturer once again made headlines in Iranian media on Nov. 23. […]

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 […]

Financing Arranged for Airbus Iran Deal

By John Lee. Iran has reportedly reached a deal with the United Arab Emirates’ Dubai Aerospace to finance the first 17 jets it plans to buy from Airbus. Reuters quotes a senior Iranian official as saying, “we have a deal to finance the first 17 aircraft.” Under the deal, the leasing company would take over […]

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, […]

Iran, Airbus to Finalize Deal ‘Soon’

Iran’s Minister of Road and Urban Development, Abbas Akhoundi, said Iran will finalize a contract with French plane manufacturer Airbus to purchase of jetliners in the near future. Speaking to reporters on Monday, Akhoundi said his ministry and Airbus representatives held negotiations in Tehran last week following the US decision to remove a final hurdle […]

Airbus Given US License to Sell 17 Aircraft to Iran

A spokesman for Airbus has said the aviation giant has received two licenses from the US allowing it to export a total of 17 aircraft to Iran, a report said. According to the report carried by Reuters, the US Treasury issued two licenses on Wednesday whereby Airbus can sell 17 aircraft to Iran. Although based […]

Likely Delivery of Airbus Planes before 2017

Iran’s minister of roads and urban development said the first delivery of the Airbus aircraft purchased by the country is likely to be made by the end of 2016. “The first series of Airbus planes will probably arrive in Iran by the end of autumn provided that the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) (of […]

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, […]

Iran May Cancel Purchase of Airbus A380

Iran’s order for purchasing a dozen Airbus A380 superjumbo jets may be cancelled or amended, a report said. According to the report carried by Reuters on Monday, Iran is committed to the rest of the order, but is less interested in taking the A380s due to remaining US finical sanctions against Tehran. In January, Iran […]

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 […]