“Age and depreciation were the main reasons for grounding the planes,” Jahangirian said. (IRNA, 17 May)
Under JPOA, the interim nuclear agreement with world powers, Boeing and General Electric have received license from the U.S. Treasury to export plane parts to Iran. It was reported earlier that the representatives of the two companies have met with Iran Air officials after obtaining the license, but no details were available.
The Treasury license covers only part of Iran’s aging fleet, which also includes non-America airplanes.
File photo: An Iran Air Boeing 727-200Adv at Tehran Mehrabad Airport, 2010. (airlines.net/Wikiopedia)