Half Of Iran's Civil Jets Grounded For Lack Of Spare Parts
Umer Jamshaid Published December 09, 2021 | 12:00 AM
Tehran, Dec 8 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 8th Dec, 2021 ) :More than half of Iran's fleet of civilian aircraft is grounded due to a lack of spare parts, the deputy head of the country's airlines association has said.
The shortage represented more than half of the civilian aircraft in the sanctions-hit country, he said in an interview this week.
"If this trend continues, we will see even more planes grounded in the near future," Barkhor was quoted as saying.
"We hope that one of the priorities of the government will be helping to finance airlines so that they are able to provide the spare parts to refurbish the grounded planes," he added.
According to the Iranian economic daily Financial Tribune, national carrier IranAir currently operates a fleet of 39 planes, the majority of them Airbus jets.
But the Islamic republic received only 11 planes as deliveries were interrupted following the reimposition of sanctions, according to the daily.