Saturday, 4 February 2017

IRAN: First Airbus 321 Delivered To Iran Air

Air industry giant Airbus has delivered its first Airbus A321 to Iran’s Homa on Sunday as part of the company’s commitments pledged during President Rouhani’s visit to Paris earlier in 2016.

The whole agreement allows delivery of 100 Airbus different models to Iran’s different airlines. The first Airbus A321 is brand-new product and will be shortly delivered to the country after necessary preparation for flight.

Iran Air and Airbus finalized the deal in December 22 2016 and just after three weeks, it takes effect with the first Airbus coming to Iran, thus renovating an outdated air fleet the government had been seeking to build anew.

Managing Director of Iran’s national carrier, Iran Air, Farhad Parvaresh, had told reporters earlier that Iran would receive 7-8 planes by the end of 2016. The lucrative deal includes 46 Airbus A320s, 38 Airbus 330s, and 16 Airbus A350s. Homa will pay for all these planes through a decade.