Russia’s marketing of United Aircraft Corporation SSJ-100 Superjet airliners (along with unspecified civilian medical evacuation helicopters) to Iran was included in discussions between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, in the Kremlin on March 28. That followed Aleksandr Novak, the co-chair of the Russian- Iranian intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation, saying Iran was interested in an order of 12 SSJ-100s in February.
Meanwhile, Iran Air has now received two A330-200s (which arrived at Tehran’s Mehrabad Airport on March 11 and 25) and one A321 (which arrived in January) from the 2016 $18 billion order from Airbus for 46 A320s, 38 A330s and 16 A350 XWBs. Iran also ordered 50 Boeing 737s and 30 777s in a separate $16.6 billion deal in 2016. An order for 20 ATR twin turboprop airliners is reportedly under negotiation. The sales were made following the lifting of international economic sanctions on Iran following the Iranian nuclear agreement. The most recent A330-200 was delivered configured with 32 business class and 206 economy seats, and is intended for international services to Europe, China and Malaysia.