Iran signs deal to acquire 60 Boeing aircraft


Tehran (ISNA) - Iran’s Aseman Airlines and the US airplane manufacturer Boeing have finalized a deal on purchasing 60 aircraft.

Iranian Labor Minister Ali Rabiei attended a ceremony in Tehran for clinching the contract with the American airplane maker.

“The agreement involves the purchase of 30 Boeing 737 MAX planes as well as the purchase rights for an additional 30 planes of the same class. Five percent of the cost will be paid by Aseman Airline and the remaining 95 percent would be finance,” he said.

Chicago-based Boeing said the deal for all 60 planes is worth $6 billion and would create 18,000 jobs.

Earlier this year, Aseman Air and the US Company negotiated a MoU on the deal for the 60 Boeing 737 aircraft which are expected to be gradually delivered since 2019.

In a separate development, Boeing and Iran Air, the country’s flag carrier, concluded a deal on purchasing 80 aircraft. The delivery of Iran Air aircraft will begin next year and will be completed within 10 years.

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