IRAN IN DISCUSSION WITH AIRBUS TO BUY 48 HELICOPTERS
Last Updated: 2017-08-13
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TEHRAN, Iran, Aug 13 (NNN-XINHUA) - Iran is in discussion with Airbus, to buy 48 helicopters for civilian use, an Iranian official was quoted as saying.

"The Health Ministry is planning to order 45 helicopters, and the purchase is being negotiated by the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development," Iran's Financial Tribune daily, quoted Deputy Minister, Asghar Fakhrieh-Kashan, as saying.

"Ports and Maritime Organisation is also planning to hold a tender, to purchase three search-and-rescue helicopters," he added.

Iran has ordered more than 200 planes, since international sanctions against the country were lifted last year, in return for curbs on the country's nuclear activities.-- NNN-XINHUA