Iran: Nearly all problems of aircraft fueling in Europe solved
Tehran, Iran, Apr. 18
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
Ninety-eight percent of the problems related to the fueling of Iranian aircraft in Europe have been solved and only three stations remain problematic, said the Iran Civil Aviation Organization's CEO Farhad Parvaresh.
Iranian aircraft were banned from receiving fuel in Europe due to the sanctions that were removed this year.
Parvaresh said the International Air Transport Association is going to re-launch its booking and financial transactions systems for Iran's national airliner IranAir, IRNA news agency reported Apr. 18.
He also said Iran will import a number of French-made ATR airplanes within a year.
Iran's aviation was damaged a lot under the sanctions, which not only banned airplanes, but also maintenance and technology from being transferred to Iran.
The country has said it needs to buy 500 aircraft in a few years to refurbish its civil aviation fleet.