14 March 2007 - 20:32

TEHRAN, March 14 (MNA) -- Iran has purchased seven Boeing MD-83 airplanes from a German company, the Iranian Students News Agency quoted the managing director of the import company as saying on Wednesday.

The planes are the safest aircraft and have 50 percent less fuel consumption than Tupolev airplanes, Hossein Sabet said, adding that spare parts are available.

 

The price of each Boeing MD-83 is $45 million.

 

NK/HG

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MNA

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