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News ID: 3540
Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 15:40 - 22 February 2014
Tehran, YJC. Ministry of Roads says Russia is willing to sell Iran new passenger aircrafts.

Iran’s Deputy Minister of Roads said "Russia has wanted us to consider their newly produced airliners so that if approved of by the Aviation Organization, the permission for purchase may be issued. Right now the Ministry of Roads is investigating the issue.”

In interview with Fars, Alimohammad Noorian providing comments on efforts to rejuvenate Iran’s aviation system said "Necessary cooperation has been made with airline companies in order to receive facilities from the National Development Fund. Buying brand new 2013 or 2014 airplanes is a bit difficult, though. But we will make sure that the ones joining the country’s fleet come with acceptable age.”

"In the past few years due to sanctions on airline transportation, Iran’s aviation fleet grew old. We hope that following the Geneva agreement and the removal of sanctions on airplane parts, 80 percent of the grounded airplanes rejoin the fleet,” he added.

"Aircraft manufacturers have sent us advertisements so that by seeing into the information, Iran would issue airline companies permission to import their aircrafts,” Noorian said.

He further stated "Russia has also made new passenger airplanes with satisfactory specifications. Russians have asked us to consider their airliners so that in case they are approved by the Aviation Organization, airline companies would be permitted to import them.”

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