Pre-owned Airbus, Boeing aircrafts to enter Iran soon

TEHRAN, Jan. 27 (MNA) – Deputy Head of Iran Civil Aviation Organization has announced that 10 second-hand Airbus and Boeing aircraft will be added to the Iranian fleet within months.

Mohammad Javad Taghavi said “all around the world, aircraft are purchased using funding and investment of financial institutions in the form of long-term financing which might even last for 20 years.”

He emphasized that large quantities of aircraft will be paid for by foreign investments and finances adding “currently, the financing issue is at stake in the aviation industry as well as that foreign companies are enthusiastic about taking part in the Iranian market due to offering attractive value-added properties."

Deputy of Flight Standard at the country’s Civil Aviation Organization further pointed out the ongoing negotiations of the Iranian delegation in Italy; “airliners are also holding talks to buy aircraft and the foreign parties remain highly eager to enter Iran’s market.”

“Americans and Europeans have expressed willingness to cooperate with Iranian firms while agreements have been reached with the European sides,” he underlined.

The official estimated that a total of 114 Airbus aircraft will arrive in the country over the course of four or five years; “the process will be gradual since construction and manufacturing of aircraft follows a specialized procedure.”

Stressing the need for mutual collaborations between the two sides, Taghavi continued “due to high global demand, Airbus is currently falling short of orders while it might deliver a number of aircrafts earlier than the stipulated time due to competitive proceedings.

“Iranian airliners prefer to import second-hand aircraft due to economic issues,” maintained the official asserting “a total of 10 second-hand airplanes will be purchased by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (began March 21, 2015) with an average age of seven.”

Taghavi concluded that “majority of the purchased airplanes would be Airbus 320 or Boeing 737 for being the most widely known types of aircraft in the world.

 

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