Iran to build 150-seat plane

Iran to build 150-seat plane
# 03 May 2010 16:47 (UTC +04:00)
Baku – APA. Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi said that Iran has designed a 150-seat passenger plane, which would be the country’s largest built to date.
“We have designed a medium-sized passenger plane which can carry between 100 and 150 passengers and we are cooperating with the civil aviation authority to build bigger planes”, Vahidi said on Sunday. He did not offer details on when production would start.
Iran has already manufactured a twin-turboprop aircraft, the Iran-140, which is a licensed copy of the Ukrainian Antonov An-140. It can carry 52 passengers or six tonnes of cargo, has a medium-haul range of 2,100 kilometres (1,250 miles) and is being built with Ukrainian help.
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