Iran to export six Iran-140 planes
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 4 /Trend/
Iran plans to export six domestically-built "Iran-140" passenger planes in the near future, Managing Director of Iran's Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO) Manouchehr Manteqi said, Press TV reported on Tuesday referring to IRNA.
"Negotiations have been held with several countries in this respect and we have reached final agreement with one country," Manteqi said.
Iran will export six airplanes in the first stage and will proceed with sell of 30 airplanes in the next stage, he added.
After purchasing the production license for the Antonov-140 from Ukraine in 2000, Iran built its first Iran-140 passenger plane in 2003.
On Monday, Deputy Defense Minister for Industrial Affairs Mohammad Islami announced that Iran may partially build the Antonov-158 plane jointly with Ukraine.
The new air vehicle with a seating capacity of 100 passengers will be the next generation of Iran-140 airplane, he added.
Edited by T.Konyayeva.