Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp.


"Iran says one of its airlines is planning to buy over two dozen planes from Japan’s industrial giant Mitsubishi thus confirming earlier reports that a deal to the same effect is in the pipeline. Iran's Deputy Transport Minister Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan has been quoted by the media as saying that a total of 25 planes – Mitsubishi Regional Jets – are planned to be purchased from Mitsubishi adding that the value of the purchase will be around $500 million. Fakhrieh Kashan added that most of the planes are to be provided to Iran Aseman Airlines. The official emphasized that talks with the Japanese company over the purchase are in their early stages. He also said that similar negotiations are underway to purchase MRJs for other Iranian airlines, as well." (Press TV, "Iran's Aseman to get Mitsubishi planes," 7/20/2016)


"Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp believes Iran will need around 100-150 regional jets over the next ten years and is aiming to win a chunk of the business for its new Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ), it said at the Farnborough Airshow on Wednesday. Spokeswoman Miho Takahashi said the company was researching the Iranian market, but not in talks over a specific deal." (Reuters, "Mitsubishi takes aim at Iranian regional jet market," (7/13/2016)