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Airbus A350 Makes ‘Symbolic’ First Landing in Iran

An Airbus A350 wide-body passenger jet made a symbolic first landing in Iran nearly a month after the manufacturer signed a deal with Tehran to deliver 118 new aircraft, Iranian media reported Saturday. As part of an effort to revamp its aging fleet, Iran has signed deals with the European manufacturer to purchase 118 Airbus planes, including 16 Airbus A350 XWBs.

Source: www.IranAir.com

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IranAir Red Carpet At Orly Sud

IranAir has now placed a special treatment for all Business class / Homa Class passengers who are travelling from Paris Orly Sud to Tehran IKA. All the business class passeneger will receive a special red carpet treatment while checking in at Orly sud airport using IranAir.

Source: www.IranAir.Fr

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ATR signs a major agreement with Iran Air for 40 ATR 72-600s

World’s leading turboprop manufacturer ATR and Iran’s national flag carrier Iran Air today signed in Teheran a deal for the introduction of 40 newest generation ATR 72-600s. The agreement includes firm orders for 20 aircraft plus 20 options, and is valued at one billion euro.

The signature of the deal follows the commercial discussions held in the last days in Rome and Paris, on the occasion of the visit of the President of Iran, H.E. Mr. Hassan Rohani, and the Minister of Transportation of Iran, Mr. Abbas Ahmad Akhoundi. During the negotiations, the Italian and French states played an important role to achieve the signing of this deal, through the participation of their export credit agencies, respectively Sace and Coface.

The deal marks the arrival of the newest generation ATRs in Iran, where the first aircraft have been operating since 1992. This freshly open market provides a strong potential for the development and expansion of domestic traffic and routes. The ATR aircraft are the bestselling below-90-seats regional aircraft worldwide in recent years. They operate successfully in very different environments, including small airfields, unpaved runways and mountainous regions. Patrick de Castelbajac, Chief Executive Officer of ATR, declared: “We are honored to take part in this new era in Iran by providing the national airline with aircraft that will strongly contribute to reinforce and boost regional transportation across the country. We are pleased to offer to the passengers of Iran Air the highest standards of comfort and reliability, as well as the outstanding operational flexibility of the ATR 72-600s”.

Source: www.atraircraft.com

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Iran Air agreement with Airbus

During Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s official visit to France with French President François Hollande, Iran officials signed agreements with Airbus that cover new aircraft orders and a comprehensive civil aviation cooperation package. With the deals, Iran Air will acquire a full range of Airbus’ market-leading commercial jetliners – including 21 A320ceo Family, 24 A320neo Family, 27 A330ceo Family, 18 A330-900neo, 16 A350-1000 and 12 A380 aircraft From the A320 to A380: Iran Air selects the full Airbus jetliner portfolio for its fleet modernisation

Iran Air’s agreement to acquire aircraft from all of Airbus’ in-production jetliner families will provide this Iranian flag carrier with a modern, highly efficient fleet capable of meeting its full air transport needs – from regional routes to high-density, long-haul operations. Signed today in Paris, the agreement for 118 new aircraft spans from Airbus’ single-aisle A320 product line – involving both current engine option (CEO) and new engine option versions (NEO) – to the widebody A330ceo and A330neo, the A350 XWB and A380. Deliveries could start as early as this year. Covered in the historic accord are: 21 A320ceo Family and 24 A320neo Family jetliners, 27 from the A330ceo Family, 18 A330-900neo aircraft, 16 A350-1000s and 12 A380s.

While phasing in this major new inventory, Iran Air will be supported by Airbus’ extensive resources in pilot and maintenance training, customer support and services. Iran Air also can benefit from its long experience with Airbus aircraft – and all the advantages of Airbus’ product line commonality – based on the carrier’s current fleet of 19 total A320ceo, A300 and A310 jetliners. Additionally, the Iranian air transportation infrastructure will be enhanced through a separate agreement for development of the country’s air navigation services with assistance in airport and aircraft operations, harmonisation of its air regulations, training on the technical and academic levels, guidance in maintenance and repair operations, as well as industrial cooperation. “I am very proud of all the Airbus teams who quickly mobilised to propose the agreements and make them happen,” said Airbus President and CEO Fabrice Brégier following today’s signing event in Paris, which involved Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and French President François Hollande. Overall, Iran’s various airlines currently operate a combined 84 Airbus jetliners. In addition to those with Iran Air, the Iranian carriers are: ATA Airlines, Atrak Air, Iran Aseman Airlines, Mahan Air, Meraj Airlines, Qeshm Airlines, Taban Airline and Zagros Airlines.

Source: www.IranAir.com