Iran Aseman Airlines (EP, Tehran Mehrabad) is set to lease seven A320neo from an undisclosed Irish firm following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Iran's Civil Aviation Organization (CAO.IRI) and the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) in Tehran last week.

According to a CAO.IRI statement issued after the signing ceremony, the cooperation agreement will see the IAA avail their Iranian counterparts technical expertise and assistance in the areas of flight operations management, airworthiness, and aircraft MRO. Once ratified, it will also simplify the means by which Iranian carriers can lease aircraft from Irish lessors by improving Iran's air safety oversight procedures.

CAO.IRI Director (Public Relations), Reza Jafarzadeh, said Iran Aseman Airlines would be one of the country's first airlines to benefit from the deal whose specific details were not disclosed.

For its part, Iran Aseman Airlines' fleet consists of three A320-200s, one A340-300, four ATR72-200s, two ATR72-500s, three B727-200s, one B727-200(F), two B737-400s, and nineteen Fokker 100s.