Iran Air has ordered 118 Airbus aircraft (from A320 to A380) and 40 from ATR 72-600 aircraft.
Following the lifting of financial restrictions by the UN, Iran began to attract investors' eyes, but also to grow economically. Iran Air, the airline of the Islamic Republic of Iran, went shopping. It was the case!
To begin with, he stopped at the "shop" Airbus and started to put in the "basket": 21 of airplanes from the A320ceo family; 24 of airplanes of the family A320neo, 27 of airplanes of the family A330ceo and 18 x A330-900neo, 16 x A350-1000 and 12 x A380. They still have 118 aircraft, which covers pretty much everything Airbus produces, from A320 to A380. The agreement was concluded in Paris on 28 January 2016, and the first aircraft could be delivered this year. The firm order would be placed in March.
On the way home, Iran Air also switched to ATR, where it ordered 40 from ATR 72-600 aircraft (20 firm orders and 20 optional). The order is valued at 1 $ 1 billion. The agreement was signed in Tehran on 1 February 2016.
Iran Air needs a new and young fleet to expand on international as well as domestic routes. Currently, the average age of Iran Air aircraft is 26.8 years. To get an idea of the age of the fleet, find out that Iran Air still has Airbus A300 and Boeing 747-200 aircraft. Until 2014, he also had Boeing 747-100 in the commercial service. The last Boeing 747-186b EP-IAM (MSN 21759) in the world was withdrawn on 8 January 2014.
In addition to aircraft shopping, Iran is also receiving support for the modernization of air transport infrastructure. In other words, Iran will receive all the support for the modernization of the airports, the technology of the personnel and the modernization of the equipment. New air navigation services will be developed and modernized.