There are new details about the transaction for the sale of Boeing airliners to Iran, while the aircraft manufacturer is preparing to defend the future deal to US law.
As reported by Reuters, Boeing has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for 80 aircraft. Of these, four are Boeing 747-8, 15 are models 777-300ER and 777-9, six are Boeing 737NG and the remaining 40 are family 737 Max. Furthermore, Boeing will contribute to the leasing of another 29 units 737NG. The delivery of the machines is to take place between 2017 and 2025
At the same time, lawmakers have begun to raise the question of endangering the national security of the US and its allies if Iran got these modern airliners.
Finalisation of the agreement expects only authorization from the US government and the Iranian authorities. In fact, at the moment, Boeing only have permission to present their products and to sell spare parts to Iran. The manufacturer has made a request to the Ministry of Finance of the United States to sign the contract.
There was a similar sized order (118 airliners worth $ 25 billion.) with Airbus at the start of the year. It was also blocked by financial constraints in the legacy of the embargo against Iran, wich were supposed to be lifted, but it hasn’t happened yet.