11 days after the sanctions removal, Iran Air and Airbus have agreed on a major order. This is for the first time confirmed by Iran Air and Airbus, a deal including 118 brand new aircraft worh $25 billion. The agreement was signed at the Élysée Palace, Paris, during Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s official visit to France with French President François Hollande.
Iran Air’s deal with Airbus includes 73 widebodies and 45 single aisles. This includes pilot and maintenance training and support services to help the entry into service and efficient operations of these new aircraft.
The agreement for 118 new aircraft signed by Mr Farhad Parvaresh, Iran Air Chairman and CEO, includes 21 A320ceo family, 24 A320neo family, 27 A330ceo family, 18 A330neo (-900), 16 A350-1000 and 12 A380.
“Today’s announcement is the start of re-establishing our civil aviation sector into the envy of the region and along with partners like Airbus we’ll ensure the highest world standards,” said Mr Farhad Parvaresh, Iran Air Chairman and CEO.
This is the first time an Iranian airline will receive all new aircraft after roughly 40 years.
“The skies have cleared for Iran’s flying public and Airbus is proud to welcome Iran’s commercial aviation back into the international civil aviation community. Today is a significant step in the overhaul and modernisation of Iran’s commercial aviation sector and Airbus stands ready to play its role in supporting it,” said Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO.