Iranian airliners sign deals to buy 40 super jets from Russian company in Antalya
Two airliners have signed memoranda of understanding with Russia’s Sukhoi to purchase 20 “Superjet 100” (SSJ100) aircraft for each.
Iran’s Airtour and Aseman Airlines clinched the deals on April 25 on the sidelines of the Eurasia Airshow in the Mediterranean resort of Antalya.
Airtour will pay $1 billion for 20 aircraft, according to the company representatives.
The first delivery will start in 2019, they added.
The five-day Eurasia Airshow—held under the auspices of the Turkish presidency and with Turkey’s national flag carrier Turkish Airlines as its main sponsor—will bring together major players of the global aerospace industry.
A total of 73 planes will be displayed and around 320 companies, including 35 foreign firms, will showcase their products at the event.
Trade agreements worth $10 billion are expected to be signed.