CAOI hits first air deal with Irish Rep.

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TEHRAN, Feb. 09 (MNA) – Civil Aviation Organization of Iran has signed a deal with Irish Republic where the latter will provide registered Airbus planes to Iran.

Mr. Reza Jafarzadeh, Spokesperson of CAOI told reporters that the first ever deal between Iran and Irish Republic had been signed by Mr. Mohammad Javad Taghvaei, CAOI’s Flight Standards deputy-head and Ralph James, Director of Flight Safety and Regulation Office of Republic of Ireland; “the deal will transfer to Iran the responsibilities of the Annexes 1, 6 and 8 of the Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation which relates to ‘Personnel Licensing, Licensing of flight crews, air traffic controllers & aircraft maintenance personnel, and airworthiness of aircraft,’” he added.

“Put in less technical jargon, Iran will receive authority to issue license for technical training of the staff, flight supervision, and repair and maintenance licenses.”

“Irish Republic Aviation is a frequent partner to many airlines and aviation companies; Iranian airlines, according to the deal, will operate flights and will sign appropriate deals with conditions and terms proportionate to Iranian airlines’ qualities and capabilities through Irish Aviation Authority,” Jafarzadeh told the press.

“The 7 Airbus A320 Neo’s, procured by Iran Air, will be registered in Irish Republic and the conditions of the deal will apply as soon as the planes land in Iran,” he added.

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