Will banks and lessors finance Iran aircraft orders?
Iran, through Iran Air, is in talks with Boeing and Airbus for up to 198 new aircraft through direct orders. At least two big issues remain in place for either of the two aircraft order deals. The first is regulatory approval in the face of increasingly vocal US opposition in Congress towards the selling of aircraft to Iran and any involvement by the US Export Import Bank. The other related but secondary concern is whether banks and lessors are willing to finance aircraft deals into Iran.
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