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Russia may sell Iran some 100 Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft

Vice President, civil aircraft of the United aircraft Corporation (UAC) Vladislav Masalov at the air show Singapore Air Show 2016 told journalists that the Russian Federation may put the Islamic Republic of Iran about 100 short-haul passenger Airliners Sukhoi Superjet 100, reports TASS.

According to Masalova, «has established a working group, because it is about broader contacts: not only on the supply of aircraft, but also the intention to localize the production of components». He also noted that «in connection with the lifting of sanctions, formal restrictions on the supply of no, but since the number of components on the aircraft of American manufacture, it is necessary to obtain permission».

Speaking about the other producers contacts with Tehran, Vice-President of UAC said that «for example, Airbus is a different segment». At the same time he stressed that «the regional companies a lot, so the KLA hopes to gain a foothold» in the market of Iran.

SJ-100 – 100-seater plane of new generation developed and manufactured by CJSC «Sukhoi Civil aircraft» (part of UAC) with the participation of Italian Alenia Aermacchi is part of the Finmeccanica group. The first flight of SSJ-100 took place in may 2008, the first production aircraft was put into operation in 2011.

Recall that a month ago the Minister of transport of the Islamic Republic of Iran Abbas Akhundi announced his country’s intention to purchase 114 civil aircrafts manufactured by Airbus. The amount of the transaction for the purchase of 114 Airbus will be about $ 10 billion.

Since 16 January 2016, the Islamic Republic of Iran got rid of the majority imposed on it by the international community sanctions on this day, the so-called day of the implementation (Implementation Day), the International atomic energy Agency (IAEA) submitted a report confirming the readiness of the Iranian authorities to implement the program in a significant reduction of its nuclear potential.

«Average age» of passenger aircraft in Iran today – more than 20 years.

In 2008, Iranian media reported that Moscow and Tehran would soon sign a major agreement to purchase Russian civilian aircraft. Indicating the approximate amount of the transaction: 2-2,5 billion dollars. Under this contract, stated in the message Agency ISNA, Iran buy 100 Tu-204 and Tu-214 in the next 10 years.

In March 2008, the Agency ISNA also reported that it is planned to sign an additional agreement, which will include the maintenance of Russian equipment, supply of spare parts and the purchase of five Tu-334 in the next five years.

In 2009, the Iranian Agency IRNA and Fars reported that Moscow and Tehran have agreed on a joint project in which frameworks to the needs of Iranian civil aviation will be built 100 aircraft «Tu-204». However, this project was not reported.

Even at the air show «MAKS-2007» OJSC «Ilyushin Finance Co.» (IFC) and the Iranian airline Iran Airtour has signed a contract for delivery of five Tu-204-100E with the upgraded PS-90A2 engines. Delivery of five Tu-204-100 in export modification company Iran Airtour was planned for 2009. Then the supply has been transferred (the response information).

In August 2007, the Agency ISNA has reported that Iran buys Russian medium-haul aircraft Tu-204 for use on domestic flights and for flights abroad. It was stated that the aircraft delivery would be implemented 18 months after the first payment. It was assumed that the Russian Tu-204 will be operated by the company Mahan Air, which currently leases four Tu-154 Russian airlines «Omskavia». The Agency ISNA noted that the decision to purchase a Russian passenger aircraft was made after Iranian airlines have announced that because of the «American embargo» they need to purchase new aircraft that meets local and international standards.

In 2007, the U.S. government announced that its own problems with civil aircraft to Iran should be solved through «a third party». Tehran addressed to the sellers in Europe, but was refused.

In September 2015 it became known that while visiting aerospace show MAKS-2015 in Russia, the Iranian delegation signed a number of contracts worth 21 billion dollars. Then the Agency «Sputnik» with reference to the head of the Iranian Organization of aviation industry Manouchehr Manteghi reported that Iran is interested in buying Russian aircraft «Sukhoi Superjet-100», as well as satellite equipment.

Vice-Iran’s President Soren sattari said, who visited the MAKS-2015, in turn, said that Iranian airlines will be able to buy Russian civil aircraft Superjet 100 and Tu-204SM, if they are offered good financial conditions. He also noted that talks are underway about the two types of military aircraft. Sattari said called promising area of cooperation and the space industry. But he stressed that companies entering the Iranian market, must necessarily bring technology or money.

Russia may sell Iran some 100 Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft 16.02.2016

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