Iranian experts conduct C-check of first Airbus delivered after JCPOA: Official

Tasnim – CEO of Iran Air Farzaneh Sharafbafi said the country’s aviation experts have managed to conduct the C-check of the first airliner purchased from Airbus after the coming into force of the 2015 nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

“Relying on the power of domestic experts, we were recently able to conduct the overhaul (C-check) of the first Airbus delivered to Iran in the JCPOA era after numerous flights, which took around 11 days,” Sharafbafi said Sunday on the sidelines of an international exhibition on transportation.

C-Check is an inspection of a large majority of the aircraft’s components that is done every 20-24 months.

Asked about the US sanctions against Iran and reports that some countries refuse to refuel Iranian aircraft due to the sanctions, the aviation official said Iran Air does not have any problems in providing fuel for its aircraft in foreign flights.

On May 8, the US president pulled his country out of the JCPOA, the nuclear deal that was achieved in Vienna in 2015 after years of negotiations among Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany).

Following the US exit, Iran and the remaining parties launched talks to save the accord.

Trump on August 6 signed an executive order re-imposing many sanctions on Iran, three months after pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal.

He said the US policy is to levy “maximum economic pressure” on the country.

The second batch of the US sanctions against the Islamic Republic took effect on November 4.