News ID: 235920
Published: 0401 GMT December 16, 2018

Iranian experts conduct C-check of first Airbus delivered after JCPOA: Official

Iranian experts conduct C-check of first Airbus delivered after JCPOA: Official

Iran's aviation experts have conducted the C-check of the first airliner purchased from Airbus after the 2015 nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) came into force in January 2016, said CEO of Iran Air.

According to Tasnim News Agency, Farzaneh Sharafbafi said on Sunday on the sidelines of an international exhibition on transportation, "Relying on the power of domestic experts, we were recently able to conduct the overhaul (C-check) of the first Airbus delivered to Iran in the JCPOA era after numerous flights, which took around 11 days."

C-Check is an inspection of a large majority of the aircraft's components that is done every 20-24 months.

Asked about US sanctions on Iran and reports that some countries refuse to refuel Iranian aircraft due to the sanctions, the aviation official said Iran Air does not have any problems in supplying fuel to its aircraft in overseas flights.

On May 8, the US president pulled his country out of the JCPOA, the nuclear deal that was achieved in Vienna in 2015 after years of negotiations among Iran and the P5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany).

Following the US exit, Iran and the remaining parties launched talks to save the accord.

On August 6, Trump signed an executive order reimposing many sanctions on Iran, three months after pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal.

He said the US policy is to exert 'maximum economic pressure' on Iran.

The second round of the US sanctions against the Islamic Republic went into effect on November 4.

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