Iran hopeful to acquire 5 Airbus aircraft in March

Business Materials 13 December 2016 13:41 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 13

By Khalid Kazimov – Trend:

A senior Iranian aviation official has expressed hope that the country would acquire five Airbus planes next March.

Farhad Parvaresh, the head of state airline, Iran Air, has said that Iranians are making efforts to import five Airbus aircraft by March 21, 2017, Tasnim news agency reported Dec. 13.

Saying that the officials are currently in talks with Airbus over the Islamic Republic’s purchase of airplanes, he expressed hope that the Airbus deal will be finalized over the next two weeks.

According to Parvaresh, the sides are currently discussing the remaining issues, including financing the first batch of Airbus planes.

He noted that Airbus has already expressed its readiness to finance the purchase of 17 aircraft.

He further touched upon the country’s plans to purchase ATR planes, saying that the ATR agreement is expected to be inked within two weeks after finalizing the Airbus deal.

Earlier on Dec. 11, the Islamic Republic’s flag carrier, Iran Air, finalized a long awaited contract with Boeing, the US aircraft manufacturer, to purchase 80 passenger planes.