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It didn’t take long after the sanctions against Iran were lifted: the country has made a provisional deal with Airbus to buy eight A-380 aircraft to be delivered from 2019, according to the deputy transport minister Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan quoted by Reuters this Sunday (24 January).
The tentative deal, which the ministry hopes to complete this week, was struck for a total 127 aircraft. It also includes 16 A350s, the deputy transport minister said in an interview on the sidelines of the CAPA aviation conference in Tehran.
He also said Iran was interested in regional aircraft including Mitsubishi’s MRJ and Canada’s Bombardier CSeries and has had some contact with both companies.
Private Iranian airlines are also talking to Brazil’s Embraer and Russia’s Sukhoi.
A swift transition from one of the oldest fleets in the world to a very modern one!
Only Boeing seems to be absent from any deal with Iran…