Iran to receive 8 Airbus planes in 2016

TEHRAN, Apr. 25 (MNA) – Head of Iran’s CAO said in 2016 the country will receive five to eight of the new passenger planes it has purchased from Airbus aerospace company.

Ali Abedzadeh, Head of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), said “as the first phase of the contract inked between Airline of the Islamic Republic of Iran (Persian acronym: Homa) and Airbus Group SE, five to eight A320 and A330 jets purchased from Airbus will join Iran’s civil aviation fleet in the current year.”

Expressing hope that the relevant entities and institutions will ensure the required financing of the aircraft, the official added “there exists a spirit of cooperation between Iranian and European countries as the finalization of the deal to buy Airbus jets is subject to the commercial efforts of the two sides.”

Abedzadeh went on to highlight that “aircraft producers seek to sell their products which precludes any incentive to refrain from implementing the agreement as European states are after addressing certain challenges which pertain to political issues.”

Iran’s Minister of Roads and Urban Development as well as the country’s national airline, Iran Air, are would seriously pursue the finalization of the contract to purchase Airbus aero planes.

He also pointed to the wave of international enthusiasm for trade with Iran, noting that aviation companies from Brazil, Canada and Japan are ready to launch talks with Iran.

During Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s trip to France in January, Iran and Airbus clinched a deal on a major order, which includes dozens of Airbus’s biggest-selling jets.

Iran has agreed to buy 118 Airbus jets, including 45 A320 single-aisle aircraft, 45 A330 wide-bodies, 16 A350 twin-aisle aircraft, and 12 A380’s.

 

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    • Mira 18:07 - 2016/04/25
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      Good to hear. Hope all goes smoothly and see new routes between Iran and Australia , Canada as large number of Iranians living there