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Civil Aviation

IranAir takes delivery of first Airbus jet post-sanctions

Iranian airliners.The head of IranAir took delivery in France on Wednesday of the first Western airliner under an international sanctions deal, calling it a "sunny day" for relations between Iran and Europe and a memorable one for aviation in the nation of 80 million people.

Tanzania orders single 787 Dreamliner

A Boeing Dreamliner.Boeing has confirmed that Tanzania has ordered a single 787-8 Dreamliner for Air Tanzania. The order was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website.

Iran seals $17 billion Boeing deal, close to Airbus order

Boeing has signed a multibillion dollar airliner deal with Iran.Iran signed a $16.6 billion deal for 80 Boeing passenger jets on Sunday and was said to be close to another for dozens of Airbus planes to complete what would be the biggest package of firm contracts with Western companies since Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution.

Tanzania orders two CS300, one Q400 aircraft from Bombardier

An artistic rendering of the new Bombardier aircraft for Tanzania.The Tanzanian Government Flight Agency (TGFA) has signed firm purchase agreements for two CS300 jetliners and one Q400 turboprop aircraft with Bombardier. The aircraft will be leased to and operated by Air Tanzania.

World airlines expected to be profitable in 2017, except for Africa

Global airlines will be profitable in 2017 except for Africa.The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects the global airline industry to make a net profit in 2017 of $29.8 billion while Africa is forecast to make a combined $800 million net loss next year.

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