TEHRAN – Iran’s official IRNA news agency reported late Friday that a delegation from Boeing Co. will visit the country to review “possible cooperation” with Iranian airlines.
According to the report, officials from Iran’s national carrier, Iran Air, and other Iranian airlines will meet the Boeing delegation. Earlier in March Ali Abedzadeh, head of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization, said Iran will likely sign an agreement to buy airplanes from Boeing. The Chicago-based airline manufacturer has denied repeatedly that it will sell airplanes on the visit, instead saying it will discuss fleet-planning options with Iranian officials. Iran Air has already signed agreements to buy 118 planes from the European consortium Airbus and 20 more from French-Italian aircraft manufacturer ATR.