A senior Iranian official announced that the country has grown home-made capabilities to produce advanced engines for different aircraft.
"Aircraft is an international product and when we speak about indigenization and domestic manufacturing, it does not mean that all parts should be supplied from inside the country but in manufacturing the engine, we should use the home-made technical know-how and Iran has attained this know-how," Head of the Headquarter for the Development of Knowledge-Based Aviation and Aeronautics Technology and Industry of the Office of Iran’s Vice-Presidency for Science and Technology Manouchehr Manteqi said on Saturday.
Iran has earlier announced plans to manufacture three domestically-designed passenger planes by 2026.
A senior aviation official announced in 2015 that Iran was planning to manufacture 70-seated passenger planes in the near future.
"We have designed a home-made passenger plane with the capacity for 70 passengers which will be manufactured in the near future," Managing Director of Iran’s Aircraft Manufacturing Industries Company Mohammad Ali Sirati said.
Also in the same year, Manteqi said that Iran planned to manufacture 8-seater passenger planes.
"We will build planes with the capacity of eight passengers in the near future in addition to the present two-, four- and six-seater planes," Manteqi said.