Iran in talks with international manufacturers on short-range planes
"We have negotiated and consulted with the manufacturers of short-distance passenger planes at the world's biggest aviation industry exhibition in France," Akhoundi told reporters.
He noted that the Iranian delegation has also held talks with the manufacturers of planes with a capacity of less than 100 seats.
Akhoundi visited France to participate in the International Air Industry Exhibition in Paris on June 15-21.
In remarks earlier this month, Managing-Director of the Iranian Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO) Manouchehr Manteqi announced that Iran is Iran is planning to manufacture light passenger planes before the end of the current Iranian year.
"The 6-seater passenger planes will be built by the end of the year to be used in different fields," Manteqi told reporters in Tehran.
Manteqi pointed to Iran's advancement in aviation industries, and said, "Iran's aviation industries have had a very good growth in the past three decades and we have indigenized building of two-, four- and six-seater planes given the capabilities of the Iranian experts." ■