TEHRAN – The head of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) has said his organization has prepared a 10-year roadmap for the development of the country’s aviation industry, IRNA reported.
Speaking during a meeting with representatives of some knowledge-based businesses on the occasion of the government week, Mohammad Mohammadi-Bakhsh said that the mentioned roadmap includes two major axes one of which concerns the manufacture of aircraft by knowledge-based companies and the other is the supply of parts and equipment necessary for this industry.
Mentioning the problems that US sanctions have created for Iran’s aviation industry, the official said, “We have no choice but to build our own planes.”
“According to the decision of the Supreme Aviation Council, there is no limit to the entry of knowledge-based companies and startups into the country’s aviation sector,” Mohammadi-Bakhsh noted.
Stressing the importance of training and education in the aviation industry, the official said that in the ten-year roadmap, special attention has been paid to cooperation with universities and research institutes to organize training courses and keeping people active in this industry up to date. Date.
The CAO chief further said that three separate three-year executive programs have also been prepared and defined for the development of the country’s aviation industry, noting, “We will not wait for the sanctions to be lifted.”
According to Mohammadi-Bakhsh, the number of passenger planes in the country will increase to 550 in the next 10 years, based on the mentioned full schedule.
“Under this program, the expansion of the fleet up to 550 aircraft, the repair of aircraft parts and the indigenization of knowledge for the construction of aircraft in the interior of the country are on the agenda. of the day,” he said.
“Following the orders of President Raisi, we have concentrated all our efforts in a few areas, including the purchase of aircraft, the manufacture of aircraft and the repair of grounded aircraft. We need 550 aircraft to meet the country’s air transport demands,” Mohammadi-Bakhsh noted.