Airbus has published a detailed breakdown of Iran Air’s order placed in late-December 2016. This comes on the same day that Iran Air’s very first ordered aircraft, an Airbus A321, flew from Hamburg to the delivery centre in Toulouse, France.
A ceremony is expected on 11 January 2017 and the formal delivery flight heading to Tehran-Mehrabad Airport will be performed the day after. The estimated landing time is 14:30 local time.
Today at Airbus’ annual news conference, the aircraft manufacturer announced that Iran Air’s order accounts for roughly one-seventh of the company’s order book for 2016, BBC Persian reports.
The breakdown of Iran Air’s order of 98 aircraft from 27 December 2016 is published for the first time. As per the chart, Iran Air has ordered 6 A320ceo, 32 A320neo, 8 A321ceo, 8 A330-200, 28 A330-900 and 16 A350-1000. The national carrier will take delivery of 100 aircraft as previously reported, however, the two additional A330s have been purchased back from a third party.
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