After Airbus, Iran is now talking to Boeing

Iran may develop a substantial market for importing aircrafts after decades of embargo rules. Airbus was already in Iran. Iran Air has already signed agreements to buy 118 planes from the European consortium Airbus and 20 more from French-Italian aircraft manufacturer ATR.

Now according to Iran’s official IRNA news agency a delegation from Boeing Co. will visit the country to review “possible cooperation” with Iranian airlines.

The late Friday report by IRNA says officials from Iran’s national carrier, Iran Air, and other Iranian airlines will meet the Boeing delegation.

Earlier in March Ali Abedzadeh, head of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization, said Iran will likely sign an agreement to buy airplanes from Boeing. The Chicago-based airline manufacturer has denied repeatedly that it will sell airplanes on the visit, instead saying it will discuss fleet-planning options with Iranian officials.