Russia to sell Sukhoi SuperJet-100 airliners to Iran

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Deliveries of Russian SSJ-100 (Sukhoi SuperJet-100) airliners to the Islamic Republic of Iran have been discussed between Moscow and Tehran, Energy Minister Alexander Novak told Rossiya-24 TV channel.

“We talked about the possibility of Sukhoi SuperJet-100 purchases by our Iranian partners and outlined a plan of how this can be put it into practice,” he said.

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The two countries have been also negotiating local production of the SSJ 100 airliner to replace Iran’s ageing fleet on regional routes.

Iran has a shortage of modern aircraft and local airlines are hoping that the Russian planes could bolster the country’s regional aviation industry.

Sukhoi SuperJet-100 is Russia’s newest twin-engine regional passenger aircraft, which began operating commercially in 2011. More than 60 aircraft are in service with airlines in Laos, Mexico, and Russia.