Tasnim– The chairman of Iran Air announced that there is no restriction on Iran to supply spare parts of the commercial planes manufactured by France’s Airbus except “a sensitive part” used for air navigation.
A license has been given to the Airbus, Boeing and ATR to sell airplanes and their spare parts to Iran, Farhad Parvaresh told the Tasnim News Agency.
He said except for “a sensitive part” related to air navigation, Iran has no limitation on the supply of the spare parts of the Airbus commercial planes.
The comments came after the first commercial airliner purchased from Airbus following the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers landed at Tehran’s Mehrabad International Airport on Thursday.
The Plane arrived in the Iranian capital after it took off from Germany’s Hamburg with Iranian pilots on Wednesday.
The 189-seat plane, already painted in IranAir’s livery, is the first of 100 ordered from the company.
Iran Air is reportedly set to receive the next seven or eight planes from Airbus in 2017.
During a January 2016 visit to Paris by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Tehran signed a major contract with Airbus worth about $27 billion to buy 118 planes.
Iran and Airbus intensified business negotiations in October 2016 following the US decision to remove a final hurdle for Western aircraft manufacturers to sell planes to Iran under contracts signed after coming into force of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a nuclear agreement between Tehran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France, and Germany).