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Report: Iran Buys 13 Boeing 737 Jets

Iranian airlines have bought 13 narrow-body Boeing 737 aircraft in their latest move to rebuild the country's commercial fleet, a news agency says. Two of the used aircraft, of the vintage 737-400 model, will fly in from a European country on Monday night, Fars quoted an informed source as saying Sunday without disclosing any names. The two aircraft are the first of eight Boeing 737...

Iran Talking to Six Countries to Buy Aircraft

Iran is in talks with six countries, including Brazil, for purchase of new commercial aircraft to renovate the country's aviation fleet after the removal of sanctions, an official says. Executives of plane manufacturers from France, Brazil, Canada, Russia, Japan and China have traveled to Iran and introduced their products, Secretary of the Association of Iranian Airlines Maqsoud As...

Iran: Plane Engine Falls Off into Tehran Locality, Pilot Makes Emergency Landing

A passenger plane in Iran had to make an emergency landing on Thursday after one of its engines reportedly fell off and landed in an urban locality in Tehran. The Mahan Air plane, belonging to the private Iranian airline, had taken off from Tehran when it reportedly experienced an engine failure. There were said to be 300 passengers on board the plane at the time, according to local media....

FlyBaghdad outlines plans for route expansion

FlyBaghdad is planning to start flying to Dubai and launch routes to Europe at the start of next year, Gulf News reported. The airlines regional commercial managaer, Mohammad Abdali told Gulf News: “FlyBaghdad is finalising its schedule and hopes to soon launch daily services to Dubai. The airline will start flights to Iranian cities Tehran, Isfahan and Mashhad on October 16, and is also...

Iran tests new precision-guided ballistic missile

Iran has successfully tested a new precision-guided ballistic missile, its defense minister said on Sunday, signaling an apparent advance in Iranian attempts to improve the accuracy of its missile arsenal. The Islamic Republic has one of the largest missile programs in the Middle East, despite a United Nations arms embargo, but its potential effectiveness has been limited by poor accuracy. S...

Iran To Open Second Terminal Of Imam Khomeini Airport

The second terminal of the Imam Khomeini airport will open in Iran, Abbas Akhoundi, the Iranian Road and Urban Development Minister, said. "Iran's aviation industry has been affected most of all as a result of the international sanctions," the minister said in the parliament Oct. 6, Iranian news website khabaronline reported. "There are 67 airports in Iran," the minis...

Iran to Buy US$21 Billion in Russian Space Equipment and Aircraft - Sputnik

Iran has signed contracts worth US$21 billion (13 billion pounds) to buy satellite equipment and aircraft from Russia, Manouchehr Manteghi, the managing director of Iran Aviation Industries Organization, said in an interview with Russian agency Sputnik on Saturday. Manteghi said the contracts had been signed at the MAKS-2015 air show in Russia last month. The contracts involved satellite-rel...

Iran Plans Airbus, Boeing Purchases Under Finance Deals

Iran plans to buy Airbus and Boeing passenger planes through long-term payment agreements once a nuclear accord with world powers is implemented, the transport minister said. Iran desperately wants to upgrade its ageing fleet, which has been hamstrung by nuclear-related and other sanctions, making even spare parts precariously difficult to source. To purchase new planes, "our negotiatio...

Iran to develop Kish into regional aviation hub

The Iranian government is planning to develop Kish into a regional aviation hub Moheb Khodaei, the deputy director for tourism affairs of the Kish Free Trade Zone, has said. Khodaei told Iran's Press TV that plans are afoot to develop the airfield into the country's second largest airport with the imminent construction of a new terminal capable of handling 4.5 million passenge...

Iran – the next big business jet market

Emad Sharghi, the founder and CEO of aircraft brokerage firm, Executive Aircraft Sales, likes living in different places. He and his wife have lived in the UK, the US and, for the last seven years, in the UAE. His children are heading to college soon, so he and his wife are considering moving again next year. “We each wrote down the top three places we would like to move on a piece of...