Iran Air, firm orders for 180 of Airbus and Boeing aircraft

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During this month, Iran Air signed firm contracts with Airbus (100 aircraft) and Boeing (80 aircraft). These firm orders come from memorandums concluded in January 2016 with Airbus and June 2016 with Boeing.

Iran Air has ordered 100 of Airbus aircraft

The order for Airbus includes 100 of airplanes: 46 of airplanes of the A320 family; 38 of airplanes of the family A330 and 16 aircraft Airbus A350 XWB. Deliveries will begin at the beginning of the 2017 year. As you can see, Iran Air no longer wants Airbus A380-type aircraft, as originally announced.

The contract between Airbus and Iran Air is subject to US government regulations - Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Airbus needed US government approval and export licenses, which were granted in September and November 2016. These licenses are required for products with 10% (or more) US technology content.

The agreement aims to implement the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action). The agreement between Iran Air and Airbus includes, in addition to the acquisition of new aircraft, pilot training, development of air navigation services and airport operations.

Iran Air has ordered 80 of Boeing aircraft

The order for Boeing includes 80 aircraft: 50 x 737 MAX 8, 15 x 777-300ER and 15 x 777-9. The order is valued at 16.6 billion dollars (list prices). The first deliveries are scheduled for the beginning of 2018.

The agreement will support tens of thousands of jobs in the United States. Boeing is collaborating with 13 000 on vendors and suppliers of equipment and services that contribute to the development of the aeronautical industry.

Iran Air has big plans for the future and wants to become a power in South-East Asia commercial aviation. In recent years, due to embargoes, Iran Air has had to operate outdated and outdated aircraft. Imagine that the last Boeing 747-100 in the world was withdrawn on 8 January 2015.

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