News ID: 263910
Published: 0342 GMT January 04, 2020

Aviation industries exhibition starts in Tehran

Aviation industries exhibition starts in Tehran

The 5th International Exhibition of Airport, Airplane, Flight Industries and Related Equipment started in Tehran on Saturday.

The four-day event is mainly aimed at boosting cooperation between the producers and service offering units of the airport sector and offers a platform through which visitors get acquainted with the achievements of the country’s aviation industry, IRIB reported.

As reported, 26 new technology-based firms are showcasing the latest achievements, ideas, and projects in this year’s event.

Iran’s Roads and Urban Development minister said on December 28, 2019 that the country is due to receive three Airbus planes in the “very near future.”

Also Kish Airlines Chief Executive Farzaneh Sharafbafi said on December 22, 2019 that her airline had finalized plans to lease three Embraer planes made in Brazil from an unnamed Asian country.

In the wake of the nuclear deal signed in 2015, Iranian airlines went on an extensive shopping spree, putting in orders for 100 Airbus aircraft worth an estimated $27 billion and 80 Boeing jets valued at $16.6 billion, as well as 40 turboprop planes from ATR.

However, the resumption of US sanctions in late 2018 meant deliveries ground to a halt, after just three aircraft had been delivered by Airbus and 13 by ATR.

Since then Iran has eyed other alternatives, such as Russia’s Sukhoi Superjet, and even drawn up plans to develop its own passenger plane.


 

   
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