Airbus Delivers Second Jet To Iran Air

  • Airbus Delivers Second Jet To Iran Air

Airbus Delivers Second Jet To Iran Air

LONDON-Airbus SE said Friday it had delivered the first long-range airliner to Iran since the easing of sanctions on the country, marking another milestone for controversial agreements the European plane maker and rival Boeing Co. struck a year ago to replenish Iran's aging fleet of planes.

The plane, which has 32 business class and 206 economy class seats, is suitable for long-distance flights.

He made the remarks on the sidelines of receiving the second Airbus jet of Iran's purchased airplanes, Airbus 330, at Tehran's Mehrabad Airport.

On Jan, 12, first Airbus A321 plane, as Iran's first brand-new plane in over 37 years, had landed in Tehran.

Airbus handed over an A330 widebody plane to Iran Air only two months after it delivered a new short-haul plane to the Iranian flag carrier.

The delivery, which took place at the Airbus delivery centre in Toulouse, marks yet another milestone for Iran Air, as it celebrates its 56 anniversary since establishment.

In 2016, Iran inked another agreement worth 16.6 billion dollars to buy 80 new planes from United States aviation company Boeing, comprising 50 737 airliners and 30 777s.

Iran sealed another deal in June worth around $25 billion with the USA aerospace heavyweight, Boeing, for the purchase of 100 passenger planes.

Iran Air is also expected to finalize an accord with European manufacturer ATR to purchase 20 turboprops.

Under the deal, limits were put on Iran's nuclear activities in exchange for, among other things, the removal of all nuclear-related bans against the Islamic Republic.