Official: Civil Aviation Organization of Iran ranks first in region
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 18/Trend M. Moezzi
The head of Iran's Civil Aviation Organization said his agency's advanced space control system has been awarded first place by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
Hamid Reza Pahlevani, the Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) chief, said the ICAO told his organization six months ago about what measures it needed to take, the Iranian Students' News Agency (ISNA) reports.
After 80 airplanes were inspected Iran was ranked first in the region in terms of compliance structures.
Pahlevani added that he hoped more airplanes will be added to Iran's aging fleet in the near future. Although several new planes have already been bought, he said no information would be given about which airline companies have purchased them.
As for higher ticket prices, the CAO's chief said the plan to increase prices has stopped for now. But as soon as Iran's programme to eliminate subsidies for energy carriers and some commodities moves ahead, the CAO will move forward with higher prices too.