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Iran plans airplane shopping spree

The once-isolated country plans to purchase hundreds of aircraft from Airbus and Boeing following the lifting of sanctions Iran, which has airlines including Aseman and Iran Air, plans to buy hundreds of new aircraft as Western sanctions are lifted 

Iran's First Big Purchase: 114 Airbus Jetliners

Tehran has for months telegraphed its intention to purchase new commercial aircraft to update its aging jetliner fleet just as soon as economic sanctions against the country were lifted. Iranian Transport Minister Abbas Akhoundi made good on that promise Saturday, telling state media that Iran will purchase 114 jets from Airbus Group  EADSY 0.79% , just hours before the process of formally ro...

Iran agrees to buy 114 aircraft from Airbus

Iran has agreed to buy 114 civil aircraft from European aircraft maker Airbus, the transport minister was quoted as saying on Saturday, ahead of the anticipated lifting of international sanctions on Iran. "We have taken the first step in agreeing with Airbus to buy 114 planes," Abbas Akhoondi was quoted as saying by the Tasnim news agency. Airbus said it was not engaging in commerc...

Iranian aviation market one to watch this year

The lifting of economic sanctions on Iran this year will put pressure on major Middle East carriers, creating new competition for those who have built a business on connecting regional and international traffic. Sanctions are expected to be lifted sometime in the first half of this year following June’s nuclear accord between Iran and world powers, according to previous comments by wester...

New International Routes in Mahan Air Route Network

Following the strategic plan to increase and modernize the fleet and expanding the flight route network, Mahan air, is going to establish new direct international routes, particularly to the European countries. In this regard, Mahan Air is going to commence direct flights from Tehran to Moscow in January 2016 & Tehran to Kiev in February 2016. In addition, Mahan air is going to pr...

Iranian Carriers 'Fail to Meet KSA Safety Rules'

 Iranian authorities have failed to get a clearance from Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) for Iran Air and Iranian Mahan to fly their aircraft over Saudi airspace due to safety issues, sources have revealed. According to the sources, quoted by local media, Iranian authorities sent a detailed report to GACA on Dec. 23, confirming the validity of the aircraft flown by the two...

Russian Helicopters presents its range to Iran

Russian Helicopters has been pushing its credentials at the Russian national exhibition Trade and Industrial Dialogue: Russia-Iran 2015 in Tehran this week where it also debuted the new multirole Mi-171A2 helicopter.. Led by the Russian Minister of Industry and Trade, Denis Manturov, the event was held from 21 to 23 December in Tehran. “We plan to strengthen our business ties with our pa...

New Iran airline ready for launch

Iran’s media said on Saturday that a new airline will become operational in the country by next April. The new airline will be called “Tehran Air” and will be equipped with 11 aircraft - four Airbus 340 and seven Airbus 321 planes.     Mohammad-Ali Ilkhani, the CEO of Tehran Air, has been quoted by the Persian-language news agency Tasnim as saying that the ai...

Iran likely to buy Airbus - Rouhani

Iran is reportedly planning to acquire an unspecified number of aircraft from Airbus Industrie (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) the country's president Hassan Rouhani has said. Speaking to France 2 radio last week, Rouhani confirmed that following a landmark nuclear deal with the United States, the United Kingdom, France, China, Russia, and Germany in July, extensive negotiations between the Iranians a...

Iranian Airline Violates Terms of Nuclear Deal by Purchasing Planes to Use in Syrian War

One of Iran's commercial airlines last week bought a UK-manufactured jet with the aim of using it to deliver Iranian soldiers and weapons to Syria in support of the embattled regime of President Bashar Assad, International Business Times has learned. The purchase of the aircraft by an Iranian concern represents a clear violation of the deal brokered by the administration of U.S. President...

The battle for Iranian sky – turbulence ahead

The United States and Europe are preparing to lift the trade sanctions that have hobbled the Iranian economy for more than 30 years. It is believed that this step would significantly affect the aviation industry in the country, prompting hundreds of aircraft renewals within the next decade alone. However, it is still unclear how Iran will form and manage its plans with regard to the industry. What...

Iran Studying an Indigenous 70-seat Jet

Iran is studying the feasibility of producing a regional jet using technologies, and even airframe parts, acquired and mastered during the IrAN-140 program using national resources and in-house capabilities. The study began in 2013, shortly after the establishment of the Iranian Aviation Technology and Knowledge-based Industries Development Headquarters (IATDH). The Tehran-based government body...