Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Samani said in a meeting with the Boeing representatives in Tehran, the two sides discussed issues related to the unilateral sanctions imposed by the US and how it has created a lot of problems for the Iranian airlines, particularly as regards flight safety, spare parts, and maintenance services.
The Iranian official said there have been limited cooperation between Boeing and some Iranian aviation companies in the wake of the country's nuclear agreement with world powers.
He said the Boeing representatives said they have permission from the US Treasury to resume cooperation with Iran for selling planes and after-sales services.
“They also proposed to sell new models of its 737, 777 and 787 aircraft to Iran and promised after-sales support,” he added.
"Two days of intensive negotiations were held between Boeing representatives, the Airline of the Islamic Republic of Iran (Iran Air), and other airlines on providing logistical support in the areas of parts and publications as well as flight safety issues and other services for the airplanes operating in Iran's air fleet," he said.
The representatives of the American company offered three plane models to Iranian airlines during the talks in Tehran, Samani said, stressing that “Boeing’s way of cooperation with Iranian companies in supporting the existing planes in the country and its adherence to the commitments will undoubtedly affect the airlines’ decision to buy aircraft” from the aviation giant.
The official also noted that the Iranian airlines will study Boeing's proposal and make decisions based on their own and the national interests.
The Boeing 737 is a short- to medium-range narrow-body aircraft, which has been developed into a family of ten models with a capacity of 85 to 215 passengers.
The world’s largest twin-jet with a capacity of 314 to 451 passengers, the Boeing 777 is a family of long-range wide-body airplanes.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which is capable of carrying 242 to 335 passengers, is a long-range mid-size airliner
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