Iran set to mass-produce Iran-140 aeroplane

24 October 2010

Double-engine turboprop aircraft seats 52

Iranian defence minister, Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi, has said that his ministry is ready to mass-produce the home-made Iran-140 passenger and cargo plane, Fars news agency has reported. The Iran-140 is a double-engine turboprop aircraft which can fly almost 1,865 miles before re-fuelling and seats 52 people. The first Iran-140 aircraft was introduced by Iran in 2003. Five domestically-manufactured Iran-140 planes were completed in October 2008 to increase the country’s transportation capacity and upgrade the Iranian air force.

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