Boeing and Iran Air in purchase agreement for 80 aircraft


Boeing coordinated closely with the U.S. government throughout the process leading up to the sale.   File photo

Iran Air has agreed to purchase 80 Boeing aircraft that includes 50 737 MAX 8s, 15 777-300ERs and 15 777-9s, valued at $16.6 billion.

Based on its Memorandum of Agreement announced in June, the contract was reached within the terms of the U.S. government license issued to Boeing in September. The first airplanes under this agreement are scheduled for delivery in 2018.

Boeing coordinated closely with the U.S. government throughout the process leading up to the sale and continues to follow all license requirements as it moves forward to implement the sales agreement.

The agreement will support tens of thousands of U.S. jobs directly associated with production and delivery of the 777-300ERs and nearly 100,000 U.S. jobs in the U.S. aerospace value stream for the full course of deliveries. Boeing's U.S. supply chain currently supports more than 1.5 million U.S.

Officials said the 777-300ER is the most fuel and cost-efficient airplane in its class as well as the most reliable twin-aisle aircraft in the world.

To date, customers worldwide have ordered more than 800 777-300ERs.

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