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Airlines No Longer Avoid Iran’s Airspace despite US Warning

Iran’s top aviation official says that major international airlines have been returning to skies south of the country after a brief hiatus caused by an Iran-US military escalation in the region.

12 Air Taxis to Become Operational in Iran by March 2020

A dozen air taxis will become operational in the skies over Iran by March 2020, an official said, stressing that the initiative was arranged in coordination with the country’s Civil Aviation Organization.

Iran Files Complaint against Int’l Airports Refusing to Fuel Aircraft

Iran has filed an official complaint with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) against international airports that refuse to fuel Iranian aircraft.

Iran’s First Woman Chopper Pilot Praised by Veteran Captains

Samira Shabani is the first helicopter pilot in Iran, with two years' experience of flying aircraft. She believes flying a chopper is more difficult than flying a plane.

More Planes Flying over Iran Airspace amid Indio-Pak Conflict

The number of planes flying over the Iranian airspace has significantly increased amid the growing military conflict between India and Pakistan.

3 Airbus Planes Join Iran’s Flag Carrier

Iran’s flag carrier Iran Air has purchased three Airbus passenger planes from Hungary and added them to its fleet, after the US sanctions prevented it from receiving the brand new Airbus and ATR planes it had purchased.

US Artist: Emergency Landing in Iran Good Chance to Get to Know People

An American fashion artist says the emergency landing of her flight in Iran was a great opportunity for her to get to know the country and its people.

Iran Says No Ban on Mahan Air’s Flights to/from Germany

Iran has dismissed media reports that its Mahan Air's flights to and from Germany will be halted over the US sanctions.

International Air Show Underway on Iran’s Kish Island

The Ninth edition of Kish International Air Show is underway on the Persian Gulf island in southern Iran, with over 100 aviation industries attending the four-day event.

Iran Prepared to Export Homegrown Fighter Jets

Iran says it is ready to export domestically built fighter jets after showcasing them to potential buyers during an upcoming air show on Kish Island.

Iran May Use Russia’s Sukhoi to Modernise Its Air Fleet

The chairwoman and CEO of Iran’s flagship carrier Iran Air says the company will negotiate with any supplier, including the Russian Sukhoi, that can sell aircraft and plane parts to Iran without an OFAC licence.

Tehran Slams Ankara for Refusing to Refuel Iranian Aircraft

Iran’s Civil Aviation Organisation has expressed its protest at a Turkish company’s unilateral decision to refrain from providing fuel for Iranian passenger planes at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport.

All Plane Tickets from Tehran to Iraq Sold Out for Arba’een

Reports show that a significant portion of the capacity of flights from Iran to Iraq has been sold out in the days leading to the Arba’een ceremony, the world’s largest religious gathering which marks the fortieth day after the martyrdom of the third Shiite Imam Hussein ibn Ali (AS).

Mobile Museum Displays Items for Passengers of Tehran-Tbilisi Flight

Iran’s mobile museum of Messengers of Peace has displayed a successful performance for the passengers of a flight between Iran and Georgia.

Iran to Obtain Int’l Licenses for Its Homegrown Choppers

An Iranian official says two choppers designed by Iranian experts are going through the procedures required to obtain international aviation licenses.

Iran to Sue ATR for Failure to Deliver Passenger Planes

Iran says it will file a complaint against the Italian-French aircraft manufacturer ATR for not remaining committed to its obligations under its contract with the Islamic Republic.

ATR to Replace Iran with Alternative Clients amid US Sanctions

The world’s largest commercial turboprop maker ATR is in talks with alternative buyers for seven remaining aircraft which it has to deliver to Iran under a $536 million deal, the company’s Italian shareholder Leonardo says.

Pilot Killed after F5 Fighter Jet Crashes in SW Iran

An Iranian F-5 fighter jet crashed while landing in a southwestern airbase on Sunday, killing one of the two pilots.

Zarif Raps US’ Hypocrisy as Trump Snaps Back Anti-Iran Sanctions

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has lashed at the US for its hypocritical claim that it’s worried about the conditions of Iranian people, as US President Donald Trump signed into law the re-imposition of the anti-Iran US sanctions.

New ATR Planes Land in Tehran on Eve of US Sanctions

Five turboprop ATR planes purchased by Iran under a 2017 agreement landed in Tehran on Sunday, on the eve of the re-imposition of the first batch of US sanctions that will most probably block further plane deliveries.

5 ATR Passenger Planes to Join Iran’s Air Fleet

Five brand new civilian aircraft manufactured by the French plane-maker ATR will join the Islamic Republic of Iran’s air fleet on August 5, 2018.

IRGC to Equip Su-22 Fighter Jets with Long-Range Cruise Missiles

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force says experts at his division have successfully overhauled and upgraded 10 Russian-made Sukhoi Su-22 fighter jets and plans to equip them with cruise missile that have a range of 1,500 km.

Pilot’s Error Main Cause of Iranian ATR Plane Crash: Official

An official with the Civil Aviation Organization of Iran blamed the pilot and co-pilot for the February crash of an ATR passenger plane that killed 66 people in southwestern Iran.

Tehran’s Int’l Airport Ready to Send 27,000 Hajj Pilgrims

The first terminal of Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport is ready to dispatch about 27,000 pilgrims from seven provinces to the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, an Iranian official said.

Iranians Will Never Forget US’ Downing of Iran Air Passenger Plane

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has commemorated the 30th anniversary of the downing of an Iranian civilian plane by the US Navy over Persian Gulf waters, saying the nation would never forget the “terrible” crime committed by Americans.

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