An Iranian airline is negotiating with Boeing on the purchase of 20 passenger planes even as US President Donald Trump's threats to kill the nuclear deal this month have put Iran's aviation contracts in doubt.
Boeing Co (BA.N) has won a closely watched contest to supply 47 new 787 Dreamliner jets to American Airlines (AAL.O), beating European rival Airbus (AIR.PA) for the highly coveted order of wide-body, long-haul aircraft.
Hackers behind the WannaCry virus have reportedly used their malicious software to infect computers at the American aerospace giant Boeing, raising the alarms about possible passenger safety breaches on-board Boeing aircraft flying around the world.
Iran’s aviation officials played down speculations that the administration of US President Donald Trump would block sales of planes to the country and say they expect purchases to move ahead faster because mechanisms to fund the campaigns are being worked out by plane-makers, themselves.
• Boeing's deal to sell 110 planes to Iran could be in jeopardy
• Airbus also may face difficulties with its sales to Iran
• "It probably would have some impact on the stock," says one aerospace analyst