AIRBUS TO SUPPLY 118 AIRLINERS TO IRAN AIR
During the state visit of the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to France, Iran signed an agreement with Airbus Industrie for the acquisition of 118 aircraft critical to its fleet renewal plans. The order includes 21 A320ceo family jets, 24 A320neo family jets, 27 A330ceo family jets, 18 A330neo jets, 16 A350-1000s and 12 A380-800s. The order also includes training packages for pilots and maintenance personnel as well as support services critical to the new fleet’s entry into service.
In addition to the agreement for airliners, Iran’s Minister of Roads and Urban Development, Dr Abbas Ahmad Akhoundi, signed a comprehensive cooperation agreement with the Europeans, which will see Iran’s civil aviation infrastructure and regulatory oversight overhauled and modernised. Among the areas involved in the deal are Iran’s air navigation services, airport and aircraft operations, regulatory harmonisation, technical and academic training, as well as MRO and industrial cooperation.