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Iranian rescuers find ATR-72 crash wreckage, search continues

The wreckage of an Iranian plane that crashed with 65 people onboard was found in central Iran on Monday, February 19, 2018, officials from the region told state media, although aviation authorities could not confirm the report. Severe weather in the mountainous area has hampered search operations. The Aserman Airlines flight disappeared from radar screens […]

Russia joins the race for Iran’s market with Sukhoi’s Superjet

A Russian-built Sukhoi Superjet 100 landed at Tehran’s Mehrabad International Airport in Iran on February 12, 2018, with a team of engineers on board. For the Russian plane manufacturer, this presentation is part of a renewed attempt to find customers in Iran for its passenger jet. For Iranian airlines, it is a considerable option after […]

Under the sword of Damocles: Revival of Iran’s aviation

Headlines about Iranian airlines striking deals (tentative or not) or receiving deliveries from major plane makers have been regularly appearing in the news for the last half a year. The chain of agreements has polarized politicians and aviation experts, with the naysayers being as vocal as the supporters. The ambitious plans to revive Iranian aviation […]

Iran and ATR to sign agreement for $400M in January 2017

The Islamic Republic of Iran and European plane manufacturer ATR are on the brink of signing a purchase deal for 20 short-haul passenger planes, according to an Iranian official quoted by Reuters. The agreement would continue the chain of contracts signed with Boeing and Airbus earlier in December. ATR, whose ownership is shared between Leonardo […]

Iran plans to buy 20 regional jets from Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Iran intends to purchase 20 regional jets from a unit of Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, according to Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan, deputy minister for international affairs at the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development. The Mehr News agency quoted Fakhrieh Kashan on Sunday as saying that the deal was likely to be finalised when a Japanese […]