Airways Magazine

Iran Air to Take Delivery of its First Brand-New Airbus Jetliner

 Breaking News

Iran Air to Take Delivery of its First Brand-New Airbus Jetliner

Dirk Grothe

Iran Air to Take Delivery of its First Brand-New Airbus Jetliner
January 10
11:19 2017

MIAMI — Iran Air is about to take delivery of its first brand-new Airbus jetliner in over three decades, with a delivery ceremony to be held in the coming days.

According to ATW, the flag carrier of the Islamic Republic of Iran performed the technical acceptance of the first aircraft, an A321 (EP-IFA • MSN 7418) over the last couple of days.

While the delivery ceremony was scheduled to be on January 12, the death of former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani on Jan. 8 has put the event on hold.

This Airbus A321 is the first delivery of a major 100 aircraft order finalized last December, and which includes 46 Airbus A320 family aicraft, 38 A330s and 16 A350s.

Since 1995, Iran’s aviation industry was subject to an embargo that prevented Western manufacturers from selling equipment and provide maintenance logistics to the aging country’s air transport fleet, which averages 26.8 years of service.

The embargo has now been lifted after Iran agreed to curb its nuclear program.

Iran Air has also finalized an order with Boeing for 80 aircraft, subject to US government approval, and with ATR for up to 40 ATR 72-600s.

The airline has also reportedly negotiated with Japan the purchase of 20 Mitsubishi Regional Jets (MRJ).

53

About Author

Roberto Leiro

Roberto Leiro

Airline and Aviation Writer, with a Fascination for Languages and History, Translator, Incurable Planespotter and Aviation Enthusiast.

Related Articles

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

There are no comments at the moment, do you want to add one?

Write a comment

Only registered users can comment.

Current Issue

Purchase
Subscribe
error: Content is protected !!