A350 Lands for the First Time in Iran

An Airbus A350 F-WWCF (c/n 2) landed today at Tehran-Mehrabad Airport as scheduled on the way back from the airshow in Singapore. It landed as planned at 14:00 local time and left two hours later heading home to France. The passengers on board the aircraft were Airbus officials, meeting the Iranian representatives on the ground. The A350-1000, which Iran Air has ordered 16 of is a part of the newer generation of the Airbus range.

The symbolic landing marked the new era of cooperation between Iran Air and Airbus, and also the new era of the Iranian aviation.

What makes the A350 to stick out in its family is the longer range and less consumption of fuel. The A350-1000 which Iran Air has ordered will enter service in 2017, however, Iran Air is not among the very first customers to receive them. The aircraft can at maximum have 366 passengers and has a range of 14,630 km.

Iran Air and Airbus were set to finalize the deal regarding the MoU they had signed in January today, but no signal has been made yet.


Photo:  Danial Behmanesh/Mashregh News