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Iran Buying Over 100 Boeing Aircraft

Iran Seeks Buying Over 100 Boeing Aircrafts
Iran seeks to buy more than 100 aircraft from US aircraft maker Boeing as part of a plan to renovate its commercial aviation fleet, an official says.

The announcement by Deputy Transport Minister Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan, quoted by Reuters on Sunday, came as Iran opened its first international business event since the lifting of sanctions.

The CAPA Iran Aviation Summit opened in Tehran with the participation of airport, airline, travel and transportation industries exploring prospects for market development in Iran.

Boeing officials were about to attend the Tehran aviation summit but their trip was cancelled due to visa issues.

One official has said Iran was considering to buy narrow-body 737s for domestic flights and two-aisle 777s for long-haul routes from Boeing.

Chairman of Iran Civil Aviation Organization Ali Abedzadeh said Sunday Iran had an immediate demand for 150 aircraft in the 250-seat range and above.

“We also need 300 medium- and long-haul aircraft while there is only nine long-range planes in our current fleet,” he added.

Iran needs 500 new commercial planes in its fleet in the next 10 years, Abedzadeh said.

Minister of Transportation Abbas Akhoundi said Iran’s aviation is open to investment by all international companies barring Israeli firms.

Representatives of Canada’s aerospace and transportation company Bombardier and Brazil’s aerospace company Embraer were among 160 delegates from 35 countries attending the Tehran aviation summit on Sunday.

“The aviation market potential in Iran is immense due to the pent-up demand after decades of sanctions,” CAPA’s Executive Chairman Peter Harbison told the event.

According to CAPA research, the size of Iran’s economy on a PPP basis sits somewhere between that of Turkey and Australia whose commercial airline fleets range between 500-600 aircraft.

“Rapid growth will not come without challenges,” said Harbison.

“This is especially the case as Iran’s aviation ecosystem will need to adapt to a generational leap forward in aircraft technology and develop aviation skills and competencies,” he added, Press TV reported

 

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6 Responses to "Iran Buying Over 100 Boeing Aircraft"

  1. Howie  January 24, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    The Iranians know full well that they will probably need to cannibalize half those planes in the future to keep the other half flying.

    Still, it is a good way to get Boeing to lobby for no more sanctions on Iran’s aerospace industry.

  2. LC  January 24, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    BAD NEWS IRAN!!!!

    That’s shortcut sign of sell out & burning stench of corruption in bogus nuke-deal!!!
    Cash $$$$$ stolen by Bush-Rockefeller-CIA criminals in 1978 by staging hostage false flag is now worth at least 20 times.
    At minimum that money’s cash value today should equal bloat in prices of Boeings since 1970s.
    Copy-paste below link in browser::::
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_747

    To see that last time Iran bought a Boeing 747 it paid under $40 million but today it would have to pay $500+ million === 13 times its price of late 70s!!!
    So whatever money stolen from them in 1978 must be returned 13 times over. If it was $20 billion then $260 billion is fair equivalent today!!!.
    ++ OR::: Iran should be able to pay $40 million (+ interest paid to Iran on its 1970s stolen $$$$) for each new Jumbo Jet!!!!
    But that won’t happen cuz top Iran officials are RKM agents….. Always bin!!!!
    During Shah’s time Boeing prices to Iran were already doubled due kickbacks to the spies & officials who got Boeing those deals.
    I had even heard of one such Iran official who had been murdered for pocketing too much of the kickbacks for his own account!!!!

  3. Tony Thomason  January 24, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    News here in UK is they have ordered Airbus and the big guy says he will not deal with any Zionist connected maker.

  4. MileHighLife  January 24, 2016 at 10:57 am

    davor,
    Bingo.

  5. davor  January 24, 2016 at 9:24 am

    So that is probably why Netanyahu and the gang couldn’t kill the US deal with Iran.

  6. rockwool  January 24, 2016 at 9:02 am

    Feeding the dog that bites you…

    Regarding domestic sized planes the new Sukhoi 100 would be wiser, or anything, Brazilian perhaps, anything.

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