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First new Iran Air Aircraft Delivered

by Matt Falcus

EVE-1327

EVE-1327

A landmark moment has just occurred for Iran Air, which has taken delivery of its first brand-new owned aircraft in many years.

The Airbus A321-231SL, EP-IFA (cn 7418) is the first delivery from a 100-strong order for new aircraft from Airbus placed in December 2016.

“This significant milestone marks the first practical step in Iran Air’s ambitious passenger aircraft fleet renewal and its stronger presence in international civil aviation. Iranian travellers can be proud with our selection of the world’s most modern single aisle aircraft,” said Mr Farhad Parvaresh, Iran Air Chairman and CEO. “Iran Air is delighted with this first Airbus delivery and congratulates everyone involved who made it possible. Today signals that with international collaboration and co-operation, we can achieve mutually beneficial commercial goals.”

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Spotters can delight, as Iran is forecast to require some 400 to 500 new aircraft to modernise as well as to grow its existing passenger fleet to catch up with years of pent up demand on domestic as well as international routes. The latest generation of fuel efficient aircraft will also allow new routes and markets to be exploited.

 

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