In a handover ceremony at Toulouse, France with Mr. Farhad Parvaresh, Iran Air chairman and CEO, and Mr. Fabrice Bregier, president, Airbus Commercial Aircraft and chief operating officer Airbus, in the presence of Gael Meheust, SVP Sales and Marketing CFM, Tom Enders, Airbus chief executive officer, and international media, Iran Air took delivery of its first new aircraft, A321.
It is the first delivery from a firm order placed by Iran Air in December 2016 for 100 Airbus aircraft to renew and expand its fleet.
“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.”
Iran is predicted to require some 400 to 500 new aircraft to renovate as well as to grow its existing passenger fleet on domestic as well as international routes. The delivery complies with all appropriate international laws. Airbus coordinated closely with regulators in the EU, US and elsewhere to guarantee understanding and full compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action. Airbus will continue to act in full agreement with the conditions of the US government Office of Foreign Assets Control licences.