An Aer Lingus A320 Airbus. Each aircraft has a list price of about €86.5 million, bringing the Iranian order’s total value to more than €9.8 billion. Photograph: Photographer: Bloomberg

It appears that Irish aircraft lessor Avolon has been quick off the mark and visited Iran following the lifting of international sanctions. The first(...)

ranian deal includes purchase of 12 Airbus A380

New lengths in long-haul flights It has been a week for longest flights both planned and existing. Qatar Airways announced plans for a Doha to Aucklan(...)

French president François Hollande  welcomes Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani as he arrives at the Élysée Palace in Paris.  Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

France and Iran “opened a new chapter in our relations” during President Hassan Rouhani’s two-day visit to the French capital, President François Holl(...)

Iran president Hassan Rouhani said he was looking to shore up economic ties with European Union countries, as he started a four-day trip to Italy and France. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

France will receive Iranian president Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday and Thursday with all the pomp and ceremony of an official visit, including military(...)

Iranian minister of transport Abbas Akhoundi: said the first aircraft could join Iran’s ageing fleet as early as March. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

Iran is planning to sign a contract with European manufacturer Airbus to buy 114 aircraft in what would be the first big deal to emerge from Tehran’s (...)

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani: “It’s time to build and grow.” Photograph: Reuters

A purchase of more than 100 aircraft from Europe’s Airbus may be one of Iran’s first big deals in a trade and investment boom that could reshape the (...)

Iranian parliament members congratulate foreign minister Mohammad Javad  Zarif (2-L) in Tehran on Sunday after  international sanctions against Iran were lifted. Photograph: EPA

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani on Sunday hailed the nuclear deal with world powers, implemented late the previous evening, as a “golden page” in the(...)

The ARJ-21 was cleared to fly in China at the end of 2014

China has been one of the biggest buyers of Airbus and Boeing aircraft for many years but, just like in the auto or smartphone industries, the priorit(...)

Airbus won an agreement from Japan’s largest airline ANA Holdings to buy three of its A380 superjumbos, said a person familiar with the plan, giving (...)

China’s first domestically-developed electrically-powered light aircraft (Rui Xiang RX1E). The two-seater airplane is made of a carbon-fibre composite material and is powered by an electric motor running on lithium batteries, with each recharge using only 10KW at a cost of about 80 cent. Photograph: Chinafotopress/Getty Images

Manned, electric planes are flying into the mainstream. Manufacturers in Europe, the US and China are now awaiting certification in order to commercia(...)