Safe space encouraging foreign flights to pass through Iran

A regional official of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) said Iran’s safe airspace has encouraged foreign airlines to seek passage through Iran’s flying zone.

Talking to IRNA on Tuesday, Mohammad Samavi said that the insecurity in flight zone of certain regional countries made ICAO to ask for increase in number of passing flights through Iranian airspace.

He said Iran has so far succeeded in offering the safest services to such flights, he added.

Prior to sanctions, he said, Iran enjoyed very high status in terms of offering navigation services, flight control, and air traffic controls in best standards.

Now that sanctions have been lifted, Iran’s aviation industry will be able to remarkably improve its navigation services by obtaining modern equipment, the official added.

Samavi believed that removal of sanctions will pave the way for a booming Iranian aviation industry in the Middle East region in the coming years.

Samavi is in Iran to take part in a two-day event of Iran’s Aviation Summit 2016 which opened at Azadi Grand Hotel on January 24 with the participation of Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Ahmad Akhoundi and more than 160 representatives from 85 international aviation manufacturers.

A senior business American official taking part in the same seminar said that Iran is in the center of a big region and has enough capabilities to turn into a hub for air transportation in the region.

Jim O’ Sullivan, Vice-President of Sales and Business Development in the US HEICO Aerospace Parts Group, made the remarks talking to IRNA on the sidelines of the CAPA Iran Aviation Summit 2016.

Established in 1990, Centre for Aviation (CAPA) is the leading provider of independent aviation market intelligence, analysis and data services, covering worldwide developments.

Aviation capacities in Iran are intact, said he, adding they are capable of witnessing a bright prospect by foreign investment.

Foreign corporations will have intense competitions for being present in the Iranian market, said the US businessman.