Mar 25, 2017

Iran says it expects the third new Airbus aircraft from a batch of 100 planes purchased from the European aviation giant to land at an airport in Tehran this evening.

Farhad Parvaresh, the managing director of Iran’s national flag carrier Iran Air, arrived in French City of Toulouse on March 24 to take delivery of the third plane, IRNA news agency reported.

Last January, Iran signed a deal worth $18 billion with Airbus to purchase 100 new planes including 46 A320 Family, 38 A330 Family, and 16 A350 XWB aircraft. Iran received its first Airbus (A320) in January.

Following years of sanctions, Iran’s aviation industry has become aged and remains underdeveloped. The country plans to buy about 500 new aircraft in future.

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