Official: Iran Overhauling Passenger Planes Based on Highest Global Standards

Head of Iran Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO) Lieutenant Brigadier General Afshin Khajeh Fard said that despite the harshest-ever sanctions against the country, passenger planes are being overhauled by Iranian experts based on the highest standards in the world.

“The IAOI has enjoyed giant infrastructures to render technical and engineering services in the recent decades,” General Khajeh Fard said on Monday.

“The services to the passenger planes are based on the world’s updated standards and we meet the airlines’ technical and engineering needs in this regard,” he added.

Head of Iran Civil Aviation Organization Touraj Dehqani Zanganeh had announced in August that the country’s specialists have gained the know-how and capability to repair and overhaul heavy airplanes.

“Today, repair and maintenance of different aircraft from light to heavy airplanes is carried out by the specialists and experts of the aviation industry,” Dehqani Zanganeh said.

He added that several domestic knowledge-based companies in the country produce the most complicated parts needed by the aviation industry.

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami announced last February that the country has taken important measures in the aviation sector that prove Iran’s self-confidence in defusing the US sanctions.

“The overhauled jets are of F-4, F-14, F-27, Sukhoi and Mirage types, as well as C-130 and 707 transport aircraft,” Brigadier General Hatami said in a ceremony where eight domestically-overhauled military aircraft were delivered to the Iranian Army on February 20.

The Iranian Defense Minister also noted that the tech-savvy countries have refused to provide Iran’s Air Force with even the smallest spare parts and services it needs under threats from the US and its allies as well as tough sanctions and an all-out economic war against the Islamic Republic over the past 40 years.

He, however, noted that Iran has taken important measures in the aviation field that prove its self-confidence in neutralizing sanctions.

Brigadier General Hatami further stressed that the “complicated” process of overhauling military jets is monopolized by some powerful countries.

He also appreciated the government backing for boosting Iran’s defense power and thanked mangers, experts and scientists working in the aviation industry.

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