Airbus to grant one free plane to Iran as “discount”
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 16
By Fatih Karimov– Trend:
The French aircraft manufacturer, Airbus has agreed to grant Iran a free plane as discount, Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan, the Iranian Deputy Minister of Road and Urban Development, said.
An A320 aircraft will be granted to Iran’s flag carrier, Iran Air as discount for the deal which was signed between the two parties last year for over 100 passenger planes, Fakhrieh Kashan said, Tasnim news agency reported July 16.
He made the remarks during a ceremony in Tehran, where a woman introduced as the head of the national airline, for the first time in Iran’s aviation history.
Farzaneh Sharafbafi, who replaced Farhad Parvaresh has a PhD in aerospace. She was formerly a member of Iran Air’s board as the director of the company’s research department.
Sharafbafi, 44, has helped implement several aviation projects and taught various aerospace courses at the prestigious Amir Kabir University of Technology and Shahid Sattari University of Aeronautical Engineering.
In January, Iran Air signed agreements to buy 118 planes from Airbus, estimated to be worth some $25 billion before cutting the number to 112. The company also struck a deal with the US Boeing in December for 80 passenger planes worth $16.6 billion.