Iran to renew, expand passenger fleet this year
"In order to expand the (country's) air fleet and improve the quality of the Caspian Airline, preliminary steps have been taken to purchase planes and we will supply the airline with 4 planes in coming days," Mr. Mohtaj said. He noted that the Army Cooperative Foundation plans purchase a total of Airbus A320 planes.
Since 2010 Iran has started a plan to renew its air fleet not only through purchase of foreign planes, but also through domestic production in a bid to improve conditions in its aviation industry.
According to a report by the official website or the Iranian Ministry of Road and Urban Development, Iran Air added 6 new passenger planes to its fleet last year.
Last month, a senior aviation official announced that Iran plans to renovate its fleet of passenger planes and also upgrade its safety flight standards this year. ■