IranAir Takes Delivery of First Airbus Jet Post-Sanctions

The head of IranAir took delivery in France on Wednesday of the first Western airliner under an international sanctions deal, calling it a “sunny day” for relations between Iran and Europe and a memorable one for aviation in the nation of 80 million people.

Iran Seals $17 Billion Boeing Deal, Close to Airbus Order

Iran signed a $16.6 billion deal for 80 Boeing passenger jets on Sunday and was said to be close to another for dozens of Airbus planes to complete what would be the biggest package of firm contracts with Western companies since Iran’s 1979 Islamic revolution.

U.S. Grants Airbus License to Sell 106 Planes to Iran

The United States said on Tuesday it had issued a second license to France’s Airbus to sell commercial planes to Iran Air, bringing Iran’s flag carrier a step closer to receiving new Western jets under last year’s deal to ease sanctions.

House Lawmakers to Nix Obama Admin-Backed Sale of U.S. Planes to Iran

a Boeing 747 of Iran's national airline is seen at Mehrabad International Airport in Tehran

Lawmakers in the House are expected to overwhelmingly pass on Wednesday new legislation that would prohibit the Obama administration from facilitating the sale of U.S. aircraft to Iran, according to senior congressional sources who told the Washington Free Beacon that Iran is likely to use American-made planes to rebuild its aging air force.