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SuperJets on hold? Russian SSJ-100 delivery to Iran frozen ‘over US-made parts’

January 06, 2019 / RT

Tehran may not receive Russia’s Sukhoi SuperJet 100 airliners to boost its aging air fleet due to US trade restrictions. The Jets reportedly have more US-made parts that are allowed for export without Washington’s approval. Earlier, Russia and Iran sealed a deal for the delivery of 40 new twin-engine regional passenger aircraft of the latest version, Sukhoi Superjet 100R, for two Iranian airlines – Iran Air Tours and Aseman Airlines. The deal is believed to be worth $2 billion and an even more ambitious agreement for 100 planes was being considered.