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Iran close to Boeing deal says local media

Posted 28 March 2016 · Add Comment

Iran news agencies are reporting that talks with Boeing over the purchase of new planes are continuing, and suggesting a deal with the American aviation giant is “very likely” to be sealed soon.

The president of Iran Civil Aviation Organization (CAO), Ali Abedzadeh, has been quoted as saying that the country’s flag carrier airline Iran Air along with several other domestic aviation companies are engaged in talks with Boeing.
Back in late January local media also quoted quoted a top Iranian official in a report as saying that the country plans to purchase more than100 planes from Boeing.
The same report said that Iran’s order list from the American aviation giant included narrow-body 737s for domestic flights and B777s for long-haul routes.
Iranian officials have said the country will need to buy 500 commercial jets of various models for various short-, medium- and long-distance routes.
According to the ch-aviation database, Iran’s current civil aviation fleet consists of 248 aircraft with an average age of 20 years, of which 100 are in storage.

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