Iran starts using recently bought flight inspection aircraft

Business Materials 31 May 2016 15:44 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, May 31

By Fatih Karimov - Trend:

Iran launched its recently purchased flight inspection plane during a ceremony attended by Abbas Akhoundi, Urban Development and Road minister, in Tehran international Mehrabad airport May 31, Mizan news agency reported.

Iran purchased Falcon King Air-350 from Denmark for 10 million euro last year. It has recently been registered in Iran.

In 2014, Iran's only flight inspection plane, a Dassault Falcon 20E flight check aircraft, operated by the Iranian Civil Aviation Organization, crashed off the coast of Kish Island in Persian Gulf, claiming the lives of all four people on board.

Following that, the flight inspections at Iranian airports were carried out by Pakistani and Kazakh airplanes.

Rahmatollah Mahabadi, managing director of Iran Airports Company, speaking on the sidelines of ceremony said that the purchased plane is the best flight inspection aircraft in the world which enjoys modern navigation control equipment.

The aircraft will be operated by Iranian experts, he added.

He further said that Iran launched nine new air routes during the last fiscal year (ended March 20), adding the length of Iran's air routes increased by 7100 kilometers.

The official also said that three new radars were purchased the last fiscal year as well, which will be operational by March 2017.