Russia Speculates on Iran’s Interest in Sukhoi Superjets

Russia’s co-chair of the Russian-Iranian intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation announced on Wednesday that Iran has expressed interest in purchasing 12 Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) airliners.
“Iran is interested in acquiring 12 Sukhoi Superjet 100 planes soon,” Alexander Novak also told Rossiya 24 broadcaster.
A source in the civil aviation regulator of the Islamic Republic of Iran familiar with the ongoing negotiations confirmed to Sputnik that one of the Iranian air carriers intends to purchase or lease Russian airliners.
The deal should be clarified in its entirety when Russia’s negotiators visit Iran, the source said, without elaborating on the dates of the visit.
“Iran is waiting for the Russian delegation for talks with the representatives of Iran’s civil aviation [regulators]. The possible purchase or lease of Russia’s SSJ100 airplanes as well as Russia’s technical servicing equipment and component parts and accessories is on the agenda. The deal should be clarified upon the results of the talks,” the source said.
Novak, who is also Russia’s energy minister, visited Iran to attend the inauguration ceremony of a 1,400-megawatt thermal power plant project, financed to the tune of €1.2 billion by Russia in the city of Sirik, southern Iran.
Russia’s online newspaper Vzglyad reported that Russia has also offered to launch the joint production of Russia’s twin-engine turboprop airliner the Ilyushin Il-114, which is…

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