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Iran Air takes delivery of its first new-build Western aircraft

Posted 10 January 2017 · Add Comment

Iran Air has taken delivery of its first new aircraft, an A321. in a handover ceremony in Toulouse Farhad Parvaresh, Iran Air chairman and CEO Farhad Parvaresh, formally received the aircraft from Airbus CEO Tom Enders and commercial aircraft president Fabrice Bregier


This is the first aircraft from the order placed by Iran Air in December 2016 for 100 Airbus aircraft (46 single aisle and 54 wide-body jets) to renew and expand its fleet.
“This significant milestone marks the first practical step in Iran Air’s ambitious passenger aircraft fleet renewal and its stronger presence in international civil aviation. Iranian travellers can be proud with our selection of the world’s most modern single aisle aircraft,” said Parvaresh.
“Iran Air is delighted with this first Airbus delivery and congratulates everyone involved who made it possible. Today signals that with international collaboration and co-operation, we can achieve mutually beneficial commercial goals.”
Bregier described the handover as “a momentous occasion”. He said: “As we take these first steps together, we stand ready to support the development and modernisation of Iran Air,” said
“Clearly in a country of 80 million people, there is a need for the latest passenger aircraft to meet domestic as well as international demand,” he said.
Iran is forecast to require some 400 to 500 new aircraft to modernise as well as to grow its existing passenger fleet to catch up with years of pent up demand on domestic as well as international routes.
The latest generation of fuel efficient aircraft will also allow new routes and markets to be exploited
Airbus coordinated closely with regulators in the EU, US and elsewhere to ensure understanding and full compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action (JCPA). Airbus said it will continue to act in full compliance with the conditions of the US government Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) licences.

 

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