ISLAMABAD: The Iranian aviation industry is ready to build and export light-engine 19-seat passenger planes, official said.
Head of the Aerospace Industries Association Iraj Ebrahimi pointed to Iran’s 100 percent readiness to build 19-seat passenger planes, and said, “We are planning to export these planes,” FARS news agency reported.
He reiterated that Iranian experts and engineers are fully competent in designing and manufacturing such 19-seat passenger aircraft.
“Iran has made unique progress in manufacturing, testing and licensing this model of plane,” Ebrahimi said.
Last month, the Iran Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO) announced that 67 Iranian science-based companies are cooperating in the designing of the country’s new 150-seater passenger plane.
“A sum of 67 science-based companies have been identified for cooperation in manufacturing the 150-Seat passenger plane and the status of each of these companies and their duties in the macro plan will be specified,” Deputy Managing Director of the IAIO for
Research Seyed Mohammad Mehdi Hadavi said.
“On this basis the science-based companies which are active in aerospace will convene for cooperation in the second phase of this national macro project, including manufacturing of airplane parts of the 150-seat plane,” Hadavi added.