Iran signed an agreement with Russia that provides for the supply of parts and equipment for Russian aircraft, as well as repair and maintenance of the aircraft. About it reported Iranian Civil Aviation Representative Mirakbar Razavi, Mehr news agency writes.
A memorandum of understanding was also signed, under which the number of passenger flights between the countries will be increased to 35 per week, the agency reports.
The agreement was signed during a visit to Iran by the Deputy Minister of Transport of Russia (Mehr does not name him), who met with the head of the Iranian Civil Aviation Authority, Mohammad Mohammadi-Bakhsh.
After the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the European Union closed the skies to Russian aircraft, and also banned the supply of spare parts for them, maintenance, support and insurance, and obliged leasing companies to obtain the return of aircraft leased to Russian carriers.
In early March, the largest American aircraft manufacturer Boeing stopped maintenance and support of Russian airlines and the supply of spare parts to them, the same measures were taken by the European manufacturer Airbus. At the end of May Bloomberg informedthat the stocks of spare parts from airlines from Russia will last for three months.
In mid-July, US national security adviser Jake Sullivan told CNN that the Iranian government is preparing “to provide Russia with up to several hundred drones in an accelerated time frame” for use in Ukraine. Representatives of Russia and Iran deny this.