Iran Planning to Make 50-Seat Airplane


Iran Planning to Make 50-Seat Airplane

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Civil Aviation Organization of Iran has formulated plans to manufacture homegrown passenger planes, starting with an aircraft with 50 seats, an official said.

In comments at a press conference on Wednesday, CEO of the Civil Aviation Organization of Iran Mohammad Mohammadibakhsh said domestic capacities are employed to manufacture passenger planes inside the country.

The platforms for manufacturing airplanes with 50, 72 and 150 seats have been prepared in Iran, and the process will begin with the production of 50-seat aircraft, he added.

He noted that the Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industries Corporation, the Defense Ministry and the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade will cooperate with the Civil Aviation Organization in the production of homegrown planes.

After paying a visit to Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industrial Company (HESA) in June, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said he has ordered the experts at the factory to manufacture homegrown passenger planes with at least 72 seats in the near future.

In February 2021, the Civil Aviation Organization of Iran announced plans to launch the production line for Iranian 100-seater passenger aircraft.

According to CAO chief, Iran has become self-sufficient in repairing and supplying aircraft components and spare parts by getting help from domestic knowledge-based companies.

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