Iranian Minister: deal with Airbus will be signed next week

Iranian Minister: deal with Airbus will be signed next week


Under the agreement, the French aircraft company Airbus will supply Iran with 114 aircraft. Delivery should be completed at the end of June.

MOSCOW, 24 Dec. The Minister of transport of Iran Ahmad Akhoundi stated that the agreement between the companies Iran Air and Airbus about the purchase of 114 aircraft will be signed next week during the visit of President Hassan Rouhani to France, reports Agence France Presse with reference to local media.

Iran has an urgent need to update the fleet of civil aviation, the Minister said.

“We need 400 aircraft for flights at large and medium distances and 100 short-haul aircraft,” — said Fundi. Only 150 of more than 250 Iranian planes are in good condition, he added.

According to media reports, Rouhani will arrive in Paris on January 27.

Earlier it was reported that Iran has signed an agreement with French aircraft manufacturer Airbus for the purchase of 114 aircraft. According to the source Agency Sputnik in airlines Iran Air, the supply 114 passenger aircraft Airbus in Iran will be completed at the end of June, said the Agency Sputnik source.

On Saturday, the country’s IAEA received the final report of the experts of the Agency on Iran’s nuclear program, leading up to the inauguration of its implementation. The document reaffirmed that Iran has fulfilled its obligations under the agreement on the Iranian nuclear program. After that, the EU and the US confirmed the removal from Iran of economic and financial sanctions related to its nuclear program.

Iran and “six” on the night of July 14, reached a historic agreement on the settlement of the longstanding problem of the Iranian atom. Lengthy negotiations culminated in the joint comprehensive plan of action, which will completely withdraw from Iran’s previously imposed economic and financial sanctions by the UNSC, U.S. and EU in exchange for the verification of the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program.