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Bombardier makes C Series pitch to expanding Iran Air

Iran Air needs to buy at least 20 regional jets as it upgrades its fleet now that economic sanctions on the country have been lifted, and Bombardier Inc. has already made a presentation to the carrier, chairman and managing director Farhad Parvaresh said.


January 25, 2016
By Bloomberg News

The airline intends to add 50-seat and 100-seat planes to its regional service to complement a main-jet fleet that will include Boeing Co. and Airbus Group SE planes, Mr. Parvaresh said in an interview in Tehran at the Iran Aviation Summit. Bombardier still needs approvals from Canada to operate in Iran, he said. The carrier estimates it will spend $3-billion (U.S.) on aircraft purchases, he said, without giving a timetable. In all, Iran plans to spend $5-billion on aircraft, he added.

Iran Air’s previously announced purchase of 114 Airbus jets is to be signed during President Hassan Rouhani’s visit to France this week, he said. The first delivery will take place by late March, Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi said, according to Mehr news agency. | READ MORE