After IranAir has made deals with Airbus and Boeing for receiving new aircraft, the airline has finally taken delivery of its first new aircraft after almost 20 years without receiving brand new aircraft.
The aircraft is an Airbus A321-200, (EP-IFA, MSN 7418) and was accepted by IranAir on Jan. 7th, 2017. The A320 was manufactured in Hamburg, Germany and is scheduled to be ferried to Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, France for a formal ceremony for the handover.
“The registration has been done, and the delivery should be by the end of the week,” said Reza Jafarzadeh, spokesman for Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization.
The 189-seat A321 will then be ferried to IranAir’s base in Tehran – Mehrabad International Airport (THR, OIII). A special ceremony will be held for the arrival of the new aircraft.
This is just the start of a new era for IranAir; sanctions have since been lifted to allow the airline to order and receive the necessary new aircraft for the aging fleet.