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Iran Air will buy full range of Airbus commercial jetliners

Staff writer |
During Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s visit to France with French President François Hollande, Iran officials signed agreements with Airbus.

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With the deals, Iran Air will acquire a full range of Airbus’ market-leading commercial jetliners – including 21 A320ceo Family, 24 A320neo Family, 27 A330ceo Family, 18 A330-900neo, 16 A350-1000 and 12 A380 aircraft.

Iran Air’s agreement to acquire aircraft from all of Airbus’ in-production jetliner families will provide the Iranian flag carrier with a modern, highly efficient fleet capable of meeting its full air transport needs – from regional routes to high-density, long-haul operations.

Signed today in Paris, the agreement for 118 new aircraft spans from Airbus’ single-aisle A320 product line – involving both current engine option (CEO) and new engine option versions (NEO) – to the widebody A330ceo and A330neo, the A350 XWB and A380. Deliveries could start as early as this year.

Covered in the historic accord are: 21 A320ceo Family and 24 A320neo Family jetliners, 27 from the A330ceo Family, 18 A330-900neo aircraft, 16 A350-1000s and 12 A380s.

While phasing in this major new inventory, Iran Air will be supported by Airbus’ extensive resources in pilot and maintenance training, customer support and services.

Iran Air also can benefit from its long experience with Airbus aircraft – and all the advantages of Airbus’ product line commonality – based on the carrier’s current fleet of 19 total A320ceo, A300 and A310 jetliners.

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