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Iran denies order for new Tupolevs

3-May-2011 12:46 PM

Iran's Civil Aviation Organisation Deputy Head for Flight Standards Hossein Habibi Ahzoon denied Iranian carriers have requested to purchase Tupolev's new Tu-204SM twin-jet passenger aircraft (Press TV/Xinhua, 02-May-2011). "We have so far received no requests from Iranian carriers regarding the utilisation of this type of passenger aircraft, and the issue of Iran's request to purchase the plane is not true," he said. The comments came after United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) VP Alexander Tulyakov commented that Iranian airlines have raised the total purchase order for the Tupolev Tu-204SM jets.