Iran to buy planes from Russia

December 27th, 2011 - 3:41 am ICT by IANS  

Tehran, Dec 27 (IANS) Iran plans to buy small passenger planes from Russia, Xinhua reported Monday.

Talks are on for the purchase of 100-seat capacity planes from Russia, Urban Development Minister Ali Nikzad said.

Russia’s Tupolev and Sukhoi types of aircraft are being considered, according to the semi-official Fars news agency.

Iran hopes to add 20 new planes to its aircraft fleet in the next few months, Nikzad said.

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