Iran is looking at buying planes from the US manufacturer Boeing as it moves to upgrade its fleet following the removal of UN sanctions.
Iran’s deputy transport minister has told Reuters that Iran is looking at buying 100 new planes.
UN sanctions were lifted a week ago, which allowed Airbus to negotiate a deal to sell 114 aircraft to Iran.
US trade sanctions on Iran do remain in place, but Boeing could apply for a special waiver.
However, last week Boeing had said that there are many steps before it decides to sell aircraft to Iran
The Airbus deal will have an official signing when the Iranian president visits Paris on Wednesday.
|Artist impression of the Iran Air livery on Airbus A380.
German Magazine Der Spiegel says that the Airbus deal includes 8 Airbus A380s.