Iran Air signs massive agreement with Airbus for 118 aircraft

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Iran officials have signed two agreements with Airbus covering new aircraft orders and a civil aviation cooperation package.

The deals were signed at the Élysée Palace, Paris, during Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s official visit to France with French President François Hollande.

Iran Air has signed an agreement with Airbus for the acquisition of 73 widebodies and 45 single aisle aircraft. This includes pilot and maintenance training and support services to help the entry into service and efficient operations of these new aircraft.

The agreement for 118 new aircraft signed by Iran Air chairman and chief executive officer (CEO), Farhad Parvaresh includes 21 A320ceo family, 24 A320neo family, 27 A330ceo family, 18 A330neo (-900), 16 A350-1000 and 12 A380.

“Today’s announcement is the start of re-establishing our civil aviation sector into the envy of the region and along with partners like Airbus we’ll ensure the highest world standards,” says Parvaresh.

In parallel the Minister of Roads and Urban Development, Dr. Abbas Ahmad Akhoundi, has signed a cooperation agreement as part of the country’s modernisation of its civil aviation sector, to support the development of air navigation services (ATM), airport and aircraft operations, regulatory harmonisation, technical and academic training, maintenance, repair and industrial cooperation.

“The skies have cleared for Iran’s flying public and Airbus is proud to welcome Iran’s commercial aviation back into the international civil aviation community. Today is a significant step in the overhaul and modernisation of Iran’s commercial aviation sector and Airbus stands ready to play its role in supporting it,” says Airbus president and CEO, Fabrice Brégier.