Baku, Azerbaijan, May 22
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
The flights to the neighbouring countries, namely, Azerbaijan (Baku), Turkey (Istanbul) and Dubai may be operated via Fokker 100 aircraft, repaired by Iran, head of the repair and engineering department of Iran Air, the flag carrier of Iran, Mahmoud Naderi told reporters in Iran on May 22.
The aircraft was not used for about two years and a half, Naderi added, Trend reports referring to Mehr News Agency.
However, the aircraft has been repaired in Iran and it is in Iran Air’s fleet, he added.
Naderi added that the airports of the abovementioned countries will allow the aircraft to land, given that the flight safety after the aircraft repair has been confirmed by the international organizations.
In general, the flights may be operated via the repaired aircraft to the countries, except for the EU countries, he said.
Naderi said that the manufacturer of the Fokker 100 aircraft has not given any guarantees for the spare parts of Iran Air airplanes since 2013.
Nevertheless, Iran Air engineers repaired the aircraft at a minimum cost within the country, he said.
Several Fokker 100 aircraft, two Airbus aircraft, will also be repaired and will be used by Iran Air, Naderi said.