Mar 3, 2015, 9:31 PM
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Dy Minister calls for manufacturing  Iran-140 passenger planes

Tehran, March 3, IRNA – A deputy science minister said on Tuesday that technology transfer, designing and manufacturing of Iran-140 airplane (Antonov An-140) has been envisaged in the development plan, but currently halted.

Fat'hollah Ommi told the 2nd meeting of the Iranian universities' chancellors that keeping in mind that more than one billion dollars have been spent in designing and manufacturing of the Iran-140 passenger plane, it is necessary to correct the deficiencies of plane.

He advised to manufacture 12 Iran-140 passenger planes to operate in the Iranian air fleet.

On the preferences of the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, he said that the incumbent government is promoting the research and development spirit.

He encouraged the university chancellors to present their proposals in that respect to the Ministry.