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Aircraft manufacturer Airbus believes that because of U.S. sanctions may not run a multibillion-dollar contract to supply passenger jets to Iran, said the head of the Department, engaged in the production of civil aircraft Airbus, Guillaume Fori.
Earlier it became known that IranAir ordered 200 passenger aircraft worth 38.3 billion dollars, including 100 aircraft from Airbus, 80 — Boeing and a further 20 from ATR. All these deals depend on us licenses in connection with the use in aircraft of components from the United States.
It is noted that of the 100 aircraft valued at about 18 billion Euro Airbus has supplied Iran with only three. «Although we are still waiting for details on new sanctions, it is very likely that we will not be able to deliver what is due under the contract 97 aircraft,» said fore in an interview with the newspaper Hamburger Abendblatt.
«It is a pity, as Iran Air every day desperately needs these aircraft to replace a fleet of old cars,» added fore.
In addition, according to him, the engine manufacturers have difficulty in supplying to passenger jet aircraft Airbus A320neo. Currently on the Airbus parked about 100 fully assembled aircraft without engines. According to Fori, it is «probably the biggest challenge at the moment», but Airbus plans to make up for the delivery. «On this basis, I expect that by the end of the year the number of aircraft without engines will be reduced almost to zero», — he added.
Earlier it was reported that the U.S. Treasury after the decision of Washington of may 8 to withdraw from nuclear agreement stated that it would withdraw the so-called export license for the supply of aircraft to Iran, and gave producers curtailing the export of aircraft for 90 days. At Airbus said they would be guided by possible sanctions restrictions and export control requirements when deciding on the delivery to Iran of the aircraft after the US withdrawal from the agreement on the Iranian atom.