Iranian-made aircraft meets European aviation standard

Published December 6th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

The Fajr-3 has just become the first Iranian-made plane to obtain a European stamp of approval. The ceremony at which the certificate attesting to the aircraft’s meeting EC standards according to Aviation Regulation No. 23 was attended by the Iranian defense minister, the country’s minister of roads and transportation, a number of deputies from the national parliament, and representatives of the aerospace industry. 


According to the Tehran Times, the Fajr-3 has excellent aerodynamic characteristics, high endurance capability and control, and superior efficiency in comparison with corresponding planes. No metal and only composite materials are used in its construction. Both the design and assembly system were accomplished locally.  


Thus far, three planes of the Fajr-3 model have been manufactured in Iran. One of them has already registered 300 hours of useful flight. — (Albawaba-MEBG)

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