Iran is going to receive its second Airbus airliner of the post-JCPOA era on March 11.
The Airbus 330-200 passenger airplane will leave Toulouse, France for Tehran.
Iran’s first brand-new A321 Airbus aircraft landed in Tehran on January 12 after 38 years of international embargo. Prior to this, Iran had not received any new aircraft since the 1979 revolution.
The contract for the airplanes was signed last year when President Hassan Rouhani visited France, only a few days after the nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), was put into force, ending decades-long economic sanctions on Iran.
Under the contract, Iran has put orders for 100 aircraft with Airbus. Iran made a similar deal with the American Boeing, but the prospect of it is overshadowed by the election of Donald Trump as the US president, as he has strongly opposed the nuclear deal and Iran’s economic freedom.
Under sanctions, Iran’s aviation industry has become aged and remains underdeveloped. The country plans to buy about 500 new aircraft in the near future.