Media reported on the refusal of Iran to update its fleet with Sukhoi Superjet

Moscow. September 24. INTERFAX.RU – Iran will not use Russian “Sukhoi Superjet 100” aircraft to upgrade its fleet, reports Trend citing an interview with the Minister of Transportation and Urban Construction Ahmad Abbas Akhundi.

Iran did not talk with the Russian aerospace company, said Akhundi, but added that he has already talked with Airbus and Boeing. “We have reached a preliminary agreement with leading aircraft manufacturers”, – he said, noting that once the nuclear deal comes into force, Iran’s aviation industry will come out of sanctions.

Earlier, the Secretary of the Association of Iranian aviation companies Maqsood Asadi Samani told about negotiations regarding buying Russian airliners Sukhoi Superjet 100 in his interview to ISNA.

As Samani explained, the negotiations that took place during the recent visit of Iranian Vice President for Science and Technology Soren Sattar in Russia, and statements made in the course of these negotiations on behalf of the Civil Aviation Authority, were general by their nature.