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Republican members of the US Congress are vowing to fight a $16.6 billion deal between Boeing and Iran after the air giant announced Sunday it had agreed to sell 80 aircraft to Iran Air.
Iran says it will soon launch a cooperation scheme with France’s aviation giant Airbus over the production of spare parts for planes – a move that could help the company get a stronger foothold in the Iranian market once a much-awaited agreement to sell planes to the country becomes effective.
Head of Iran’s National Space Center Manouchehr Manteqi said the French plane manufacturer Airbus plans to cooperate with the Islamic Republic in joint projects to produce aircraft parts in the near future.
A senior Iranian MP says the country has purchased the most advanced type of Russian fighter jet which is only sold to the Russian army.
Managing director of Iranian Naft Airlines said the first aircraft has been received from the US plane-maker Boeing.
After the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers and the end of anti-Iran sanctions, Tehran started its talks with giant American and European plane-makers, Boeing and Airbus. However, the US is sabotaging the deals, and Iran seems to be turning to alternative options.
During the past eleven months, 286,904 flights have been registered as passing through Iranian airspace, which is 41,000 more than during the same period the year before.