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Iran selects Airbus for its civil aviation renewal

Jan 28, 2016

PARIS, France - Iran officials have signed two agreements with Airbus covering new aircraft orders and a comprehensive civil aviation co-operation package. The agreements were signed at the √Člys√©e Palace, Paris, during Iranian President Hassan Rouhani‚Äôs official visit to France with French President Fran√ßois Hollande.

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

In parallel the Minister of Roads and Urban Development, Dr. Abbas Ahmad Akhoundi, has signed a comprehensive co-operation 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 harmonization, technical and academic training, maintenance, repair and industrial cooperation.

These two agreements took place as part of the implementation of the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action) on January 16th 2016, and its associated rules and guidance.

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

"Today‚Äôs announcement is the start of re-establishing our civil aviation sector into the envy of the region and along with partners like Airbus we‚Äôll ensure the highest world standards,‚ÄĚ said Mr Farhad Parvaresh, Iran Air Chairman and CEO.

‚ÄúThe skies have cleared for Iran‚Äôs flying public and Airbus is proud to welcome Iran‚Äôs commercial aviation back into the international civil aviation community. Today is a significant step in the overhaul and modernisation of Iran‚Äôs commercial aviation sector and Airbus stands ready to play its role in supporting it,‚ÄĚ said Fabrice Br√©gier, Airbus President and CEO.

Iran selects Airbus for its civil aviation renewal

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