Aviation Industry

Official: 40% of Iran’s aviation fleet grounded

The head of the Civil Aviation Organization of Iran (CAOI) says only 60 percent of the country’s ageing fleet hit by US-led sanctions is operational.

Iran unveils new homegrown transport plane

Iran has unveiled a new domestically-built transport plane dubbed Simorgh in the presence of Defense Minister General Mohammad Reza Ashtiani.

Kish-Tehran flight makes emergency landing due to technical glitch

An Iranian passenger plane en route from the Persian Gulf Island of Kish to the capital, Tehran, made an emergency landing halfway due to a technical fault in the aircraft’s fuel delivery system.

“China and Russia to invest in Iran aviation infrastructure”

The Head of Iran Airports and Air Navigation Company says negotiations are underway with China and Russia for the construction of new airports and supply of parts and systems needed in the aviation sector.

Plane with 119 people on board skids off runway in Iran

An Iranian airliner has skidded off the runway while landing at Isfahan’s Shahid Beheshti Airport with 119 passengers and crew on board. 

Iran Bans Flights to 39 Countries Due to COVID-19

The Iranian Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) says there are restrictions on flights from Iran to 39 countries at the moment due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Iran Condoles with Russia over Deadly Plane Crash

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has offered condolences to the Russian nation and government over the crash of a Russian plane which killed all the 28 passengers and crew members on board.

Iran Bans Entry from 12 Countries over Delta Variant of COVID-19

Iran has banned the entry of visitors coming from twelve countries in order to prevent the spread of the Delta variant of the novel coronavirus.

Iran Says Deals with Airbus, ATR to Be Revived If Vienna Talks Bear Fruit

A spokesman for Iran's aviation organisation says the country's deals with Airbus and ATR plane manufacturers will be revived if the Vienna talks on the US return to the 2015 nuclear deal bear fruit.

Technical Failure at F-5 Jet Fighter Leads to Deaths of Two Iranian Pilots

Two Iranian pilots have lost their lives after ejecting from a malfunctioning F-5 jet fighter in the southern Iranian city of Dezful.

Iran Bans All Flights to/from India, Pakistan to Contain COVID-19

Iran’s Civil Aviation Organisation (CAOI) has banned all flights to and from Pakistan and India over concerns about the spread of the new coronavirus strain.

Iran Strongly Rejects Ukraine’s Claim PS752 Flight Shot Down Intentionally

The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman has categorically rejected remarks by the secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine who, in an interview with Canadian media, claimed the 2020 Ukrainian plane crash in Iran was a deliberate act.

Iranian Security Forces Foil Hijack Attempt

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), which is responsible for the security of all Iranian flights, says its forces have foiled a hijack attempt in the Iran Air Flight 334 on Thursday night.

Iran Developing Wide-Body Combat Drone with Range of 3,000km

The Iranian Army is in final stages of developing the country’s first wide-body combat drone with a range of 3,000 kilometres.

Iran President Calls for Stricter Border Controls to Tackle New COVID-19 Strain

The Iranian president has called for tighter measures on the country’s border entry points to stem the spread of coronavirus, especially the new strains of the virus.

Siren Heard in Western Tehran Not Related to Any Security Issue: Official

An Iranian official says that the siren heard in western Tehran on Friday night had nothing to do with any security issue.

Iran’s Air Industry Made Considerable Progress despite Sanctions: DM

The Iranian defence minister says the country’s air industry is a potent example of national resistance against sanctions.

Probe Still Underway into Ukrainian Plane Crash: Tehran Prosecutor

The Tehran military prosecutor says legal proceedings are underway into the downing of the Ukrainian plane on January 8, 2020, and one person is still under arrest.

IRGC Blames Ukrainian Plane Disaster on US Adventurism

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps has paid tribute to the victims of a Ukrainian jetliner that went down near Tehran a year ago, blaming the air disaster on the US government’s terrorist-style adventurism.

Iran Suspends Flights to UK for 2 Weeks after Emergence of New Strain of Coronavirus

Iran has suspended flights to the United Kingdom for two weeks following reports that Britain has identified a new strain of COVID-19 which spreads more quickly.

Iran Key Transit Route as 1,400 Flights Pass through Iranian Skies Daily: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says some 1,400 flights pass through the skies over Iran daily, which indicates the significance of the country as a major air transit route.

Iran Says Has Nothing to Hide about Ukrainian Plane Crash

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for International and Legal Affairs Mohsen Baharvand has highlighted Tehran’s efforts to protect the rights of families of victims of a Ukrainian plane that crashed near Tehran in January, saying there is nothing to hide about details of the accident.

Iran, Ukraine Hold New Round of Talks on January Plane Crash

Diplomatic delegations from Iran and Ukraine have held the second round of talks on the issues surrounding the January 8 “accidental” shoot-down of a Ukrainian passenger plane near Tehran.

Plane Carrying Live Sheep Makes Emergency Landing in Iran

A Boeing-747 cargo plane carrying live sheep has made an emergency landing in Iran after experiencing technical difficulties.

Iran, Bulgaria to Boost Transport Cooperation

Tehran and Sofia are to forge closer cooperation in the domains of economy, the transit of goods and transportation.

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