(AFP) Iran Air said Sunday it had finalized a contract to buy 80 planes from US firm Boeing, the official IRNA news agency reported.

“Fifty of the planes are 737 and the other 30 are the long haul 777 that will be delivered to Iran Air in a period of 10 years,” said Farhad Parvaresh, chief executive of the national carrier, who signed the contract with Boeing officials in Tehran.

IRNA reported that the contract was worth $16.6 billion (15.7 billion euros).
Following an initial agreement in June, the sale of the planes was given final approval by the US government in September.

Washington lifted many of its sanctions on Iran under a nuclear deal that came into force in January, but many restrictions have remained in place that mean companies trading with Tehran must receive explicit approval from the White House.

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robdeyser
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2016-12-12 14:47

What a bunch of brain dead… they will never learn from the past.

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Daeshbags Sux
2016-12-12 02:41

Could have bought Airbuses : Boeings are known to more easily fly into buildings 😉

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2016-12-12 14:44
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Perhaps you’re confusing with your Saudi friends…

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2016-12-12 17:23
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If it was up to me, you’d be surprised to what would happen to the al-Saouds. We should consider to sell them some guillotine we have kept in museum… Never heard about how Frenchs like to deal with kings? I already have some ideas for the future of street-fashion in KSA : Niqab, hijab, burka etc would be forgiven 😀 Now, I think I’ve found a nice place for a concert-hall, giant-night club and eros-center : http://www.worldfortravel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Masjid-al-Haram-Makkah.jpg I think Vinci or Bouygues may modify the towers to look like giant dicks. Could be a nice place to organise the h**l-Fest… Read more »

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2016-12-12 15:47
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It takes us to the sky not buildings. Who knows. The next one maybe a shuttle. It’s the time for reverse engineering 😉 .

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2016-12-12 17:09
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The Tomcat is still not reversed, so weren’t the Phoenix missiles 😉 This is not a so easy job to reverse and reproduce sometimes and it may end being not cost effective at all 😉 You have to assume Boeing mass produces these with worldwide sales and you may face serious problems, even if you can reverse the stuff, to rebuild this as you may simply not have the technology to produce the parts so you’ll have to build factories to do so and moreover, there may also be patents so you may be in the impossibility to sell it… Read more »

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2016-12-12 17:36
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Surely reverse engineering is not an easy work otherwise for example Iran was not among top ten countries with Missile Technology. About Tomcat, you’re right, still time is needed but the Phoenix missile, already reversed engineered 😉 .It’s not easy but possible as the followings became possible.

https://theaviationist.com/2013/09/26/farouk-missile/

https://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2013/10/01/155374/iran-to-equip-f-14-fighters-with-home-made-missiles

https://theaviationist.com/2013/01/02/toufan-2/

http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2016/11/16/493879/Iran-Defense-Minister-Dehqan-helicopter-tank