Tehran, Iran, April 26
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
Iran will get five to eight Airbus passenger aircraft this year, Head of Iran Civil Aviation Organization Ali Abedzadeh said.
Coming as the first stage of a deal between Iran Aviation Co. Homa and Airbus, the aircraft so received will be of models 320 and 330, he said, IRIB news agency reported April 25.
Referring to the removal of sanctions and its effect on foreign companies to approach Iran for business, he said the mindset to do business with Iran exists among European companies.
Iran's aviation industry grew decrepit under sanctions, with airplanes aging over 25 years in average, something that has hugely heightened air accidents in the country.
Iran needs to import over 500 aircraft to refurbish its civil fleet in five years, officials have often said.