Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac)


"If the deals are blocked, Iran will have to look for other options to revive its airline fleet. One possibility could be to lease planes from other sources, although that too would be likely to come under critical scrutiny from US politicians. Sri Lanka’s national carrier, SriLankan Airlines, is reportedly interested in leasing one of its new Airbus A350 aircraft to Iran, as it looks to cut costs and trim its route network. Failing that, smaller aircraft manufacturers may be easier to deal with than the giants of Boeing and Airbus. As well as ATR, Iran has also agreed to buy some jets from Brazil’s Embraer and has reportedly been in talks with Japan’s Mitsubishi and China’s Comac." (Forbes, "Iran Insists that Boeing, Airbus Deals Will Go Ahead," 7/26/2016)


"Mr. Tian Min, CFO of Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC)...introduced the development and construction of COMAC together with the research and development progress of C919 and ARJ21 programs to 11 Iranian airlines including Iran Aseman Airlines and Pouya Airlines on March 12th, 2016. COMAC also had in-depth discussions on technology, economy, business, customer service, etc. with the representatives participating in the meeting. Subsequently, Mr. Tian Min visited Iran Airport Management Company and held a talk with Mr. Aamir Hussein Rahimi, Person in Charge of Airport Safety. Iran Airport Management Company expressed that they hoped COMAC could enter Iranian market early and make common development with Iranian aviation industry. Mr. Tian Min met with Mr. Ahmed Rossazh, Director of Industrial Technology Department of Iran President General Office, and Mr. Amin Sarari, President of Iranian Aviation Industries Association, on March 14th, 2016...Relevant people in charge of Iranian Aviation Industries Association introduced the development of Iranian aviation industry, and expressed that they were looking forward to the cooperation with COMAC to jointly explore Iranian aviation market and make Iranian aviation market prosperous." (COMAC News Center, "Mr. Tian Min meets with Iranian aerospace colleagues in Tehran," 3/14/2016).