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Fokker Technologies Group

Industry: 
Aerospace
States: 
GA
WA
Country: 
Netherlands
Contact Information: 
Sources: 

“Fokker Services BV’s $21 million settlement with the U.S. for violating Iran sanctions was delayed by a federal judge who questioned the deal’s terms and whether the aerospace company had voluntarily disclosed its wrongdoing. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon set a hearing for July 24 for attorneys to address misgivings that include the size of the penalty levied on Fokker, the lack of charges against individuals and the scope of court oversight of the accord. Leon must sign off on the deferred-prosecution agreement before it can take effect. ‘These are all components of the deal I have great concerns about,’ Leon said during a hearing yesterday in Washington. The judge said he was also troubled by a report in Bloomberg News that raised questions about whether Fokker voluntarily disclosed in 2010 that it had sold aviation parts and services to Iranian clients, including the military. The article cited three people who claimed the government learned about the violations in 2008, two years before Fokker disclosed them." (Bloomberg, "Fokker Iran Sanctions Deal Stalls on Judge’s Concerns," 7/9/14)

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“The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia announced Thursday that a subsidiary of the Dutch aerospace company Fokker Technologies Holding BV will forfeit $21 million for selling U.S.-made goods to Iran, Sudan and Burma in violation of trade sanctions.As part of a five-year scheme, Fokker Services provided aircraft parts, technology and services to the countries, which have been sanctioned by the United States. The company admitted to more than 1,110 shipments of banned parts to the three countries. ‘For years, Fokker Services treated U.S. export laws as inconveniences to be ‘worked around’ through deceit and trickery,’ U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. said in a statement. ‘Today’s prosecution sends a clear message that there will be consequences for those who seek to profit from violating and circumventing U.S. trade laws.’ According to court documents, Fokker Services relied on a number of “work-arounds” in U.S.-sanctioned countries that were 'specifically designed to continue the company’s profit earnings in the sanctioned countries’ markets.' The documents state, ’On one occasion, Fokker Services provided a U.S. aerospace company with a work order that falsely represented that the aircraft part belonged to an airplane owned by a Portuguese airline when, in reality, the part actually belonged to an Iran Air aircraft. The U.S. aerospace company fixed the part and returned it to Fokker Services, who then shipped the part to Iran.’” (The Washington Post, “Dutch aerospace company Fokker hit with $21 million fine in sanctions case,” 6/5/14)

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"A unit of Dutch aerospace company Fokker Technologies Holding BV is poised to secure a reprieve from criminal charges that it violated U.S. sanctions against Iran, two people briefed on the matter said. The Justice Department doesn’t plan to charge any executives and is prepared to offer Fokker Services a deferred-prosecution agreement for selling aviation parts and maintenance services to at least one Iranian company before 2010, said the people, who asked not to be named because the matter isn’t public. The pending accord, which the people said would include fines, would protect other Fokker units that supply the Pentagon’s F-35 fighter program from possibly losing their eligibility to work on that project. The U.S. has struck similar agreements with banks since stepping up its pursuit of trade with countries including Iran, Sudan and Libya in 2008. ‘A conviction would have collateral effects on government contracting,’ said Eric Dubelier, an attorney at Reed Smith LLP who previously worked on export violation cases as a prosecutor and isn’t involved in the case. ‘If this company is a supplier to the U.S. military, there could be high-level pressure and discussions taking place as to the consequences of making people plead guilty.’ Fokker Services isn’t involved in the F-35 project and the infractions didn’t involve materials related to the program, the company said. ‘The discussions with the U.S. authorities are continuing and the timing and terms of a final resolution are not yet known,’ Fokker spokeswoman Marianne Mulder said in an e-mail. Andrew Ames, a Justice Department spokesman, declined to comment on the matter…’In 2010, Fokker Services made a voluntary disclosure to the U.S. authorities regarding historic export control issues, implemented remedial actions on its own accord, and has been cooperating with the U.S. authorities on the matters disclosed since 2010,’ Mulder said in the e-mailed statement…Fokker is also in talks to settle civil probes by the Commerce Department and Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, one of the two people said. Those investigations may result in fines, according to the person briefed on the matter. Fokker, which has been a contractor with the F-35 since 2002, announced in April that it signed contracts worth 60 million euros ($81.9 million) to supply in-flight opening doors and flaps. Two months later,the company secured another contract worth 40 million euros ($54.2 million) for electrical wiring systems. Fokker’s 2012 revenue was 769 million euros ($1.04 billion), according to its most recent annual report. The Papendrecht, Netherlands-based company said in the report that it wanted to resolve the sanctions probe by the end of 2013. The F-35 program is a $392 billion weapons system being produced by Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) Laurie Tortorello, a spokeswoman for Lockheed Martin, declined to comment on the Fokker investigation…Some companies involved in the project have drawn scrutiny in recent weeks…Honeywell International Inc. said Jan. 12 that it was cooperating with a probe of its production of electrical sensors that were made in China for F-35 fighters.” (Bloomberg, “Fokker Said Set for U.S. Reprieve Deal on Iran Sanctions,” 1/29/14)

 

Airbus Group

Industry: 
Aerospace & Defense
Symbol: 
Euronext: EAD
Country: 
France
Contact Information: 
Sources: 

Airbus Group lists a "Company Support Representative" in Tehran.

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"Planemaker Airbus (AIR.PA) said on Thursday it had not been part of a visit by a French business delegation to Iran this week, the most senior French trade mission to the country in years. ‘Nobody from Airbus Group participated in the trip,’ Rainer Ohler, head of communications for the Airbus parent group, said. A source close to the delegation had said the company had been represented in the team assembled by the main French employers' association MEDEF, comprising more than 100 executives from France's biggest firms.” (Reuters, “Airbus says had no role in French business visit to Iran,” 2/6/14)

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“Iran [welcomes] the most senior French trade delegation in years on Monday, telling more than 100 executives that the farsighted among them stood to win the race for business following an easing of some economic sanctions…’A new chapter has begun in relations between Iran and Europe,’ Mohammad Nahavandian, President Hassan Rouhani's chief of staff, was quoted as saying by the official IRNA news agency. ‘You should carry the message back that potential for cooperation with Iran is real and not to be overlooked,’ he told the delegation. ‘Those with longer foresight stand to win this race.’ The delegation of more than 100 executives from Medef, the French employers' association, on a Feb 2-5 trip, met Nahavandian and members of Iran's Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture, IRNA said. A source close to the delegation told Reuters it was the most senior group of entrepreneurs and financiers to visit Iran since the 1979 revolution, representing the defence, aviation, petrochemicals, automotive, shipping and cosmetics sectors. Among companies represented were Safran, Airbus , Total, GDF-Suez, Renault, Alcatel, Alstom, Amundi and L'Oréal, the source said. ‘Many of these firms have worked in Iran before and their goal now is to restore links,’ the source said. ‘The very makeup of the delegation shows these people are here to evaluate potential for cooperation.’ A French embassy source in Tehran said the visit was merely exploratory and ‘nothing is to be signed this time around.’” (Reuters, “Iran welcomes French business chiefs after sanctions eased,” 2/3/14)

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“A delegation of some of France's biggest companies will visit Iran next month to seek business as relations thaw with western powers, the head of the employers' union said on Wednesday…The prospect of an easing of trade restrictions has whetted the appetite of French firms eager to win back business in a country where some used to have extensive operations. The French Medef bosses' association has organized the visit for February 2-5, its president Pierre Gattaz told a news conference, confirming a report about the trip in the Wall Street Journal…Former French ambassador to Iran Francois Nicoullaud told Reuters that French firms that operated in Iran before the sanctions wanted to return. He cited Renault, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Airbus Group , Credit Agricole, Societe Generale and BNP Paribas.” (Reuters, “French trade delegation to visit Iran next month,” 1/15/14)

Safran SA

Industry: 
Aerospace, Aviation, Conglomerate, Defense
Value of USG Contracts: 
2048
Value of USG Contract Source: 
http://www.usaspending.gov/index.php?q=node%2F3&frompage=contracts&contractorid=275374015&contractorname=safran&fiscal_year=all&tab=By+Prime+Awardee
Symbol: 
Euronext: SAF
States: 
CA
FL
KY
MD
MA
MN
NH
NJ
NY
OH
PA
TX
VA
WA
WI
Country: 
France
Sources: 

Safran maintains a "Safran North America" website, which highlights Safran's "significant physical presence in the United States, comprised of 32 companies and joint ventures operating across 58 locations in 22 states."

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According to the Safran North America website, "The company’s largest end-user is the U.S. Department of Defense, with its technologies equipped on such vital military and government platforms as the KC-135R aerial tanker, F-22 Raptor fighter jet, UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter and Delta IV launch system."

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“Multiple companies currently exploring new business ventures in Iran are also cashing in on highly lucrative contracts with the U.S. Defense Department, raising questions about whether their dealings with Iran could run afoul of U.S. law. At least 13 major international companies have said in recent weeks that they aim to reenter the Iranian marketplace over the next several months. The companies have received Pentagon contracts totaling well over $107 billion, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis that tracked DoD contracts awarded since fiscal year 2009. Many of the companies, which include carmaker Renault and oil giants such as BP, have already sent high-level trade delegations to Tehran to meet with Iranian officials about striking new business deals…These companies include Boeing and General Electric—which have DoD contracts worth $87 and $12 billion respectively—as well as the Italian oil company Eni, Merck, Safran, Vitol, Bosch Rexroth, Sanofi Pastuer, and AVL.” (Washington Free Beacon, “Pentagon Contractors Exploring Business with Iran,” 2/25/14)

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“Iran [welcomes] the most senior French trade delegation in years on Monday, telling more than 100 executives that the farsighted among them stood to win the race for business following an easing of some economic sanctions…'A new chapter has begun in relations between Iran and Europe,' Mohammad Nahavandian, President Hassan Rouhani's chief of staff, was quoted as saying by the official IRNA news agency. ‘You should carry the message back that potential for cooperation with Iran is real and not to be overlooked,’ he told the delegation. ‘Those with longer foresight stand to win this race.’ The delegation of more than 100 executives from Medef, the French employers' association, on a Feb 2-5 trip, met Nahavandian and members of Iran's Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture, IRNA said. A source close to the delegation told Reuters it was the most senior group of entrepreneurs and financiers to visit Iran since the 1979 revolution, representing the defence, aviation, petrochemicals, automotive, shipping and cosmetics sectors. Among companies represented were Safran, Airbus , Total, GDF-Suez, Renault, Alcatel, Alstom, Amundi and L'Oréal, the source said. ‘Many of these firms have worked in Iran before and their goal now is to restore links,’ the source said. ‘The very makeup of the delegation shows these people are here to evaluate potential for cooperation.’ A French embassy source in Tehran said the visit was merely exploratory and ‘nothing is to be signed this time around.’” (Reuters, “Iran welcomes French business chiefs after sanctions eased,” 2/3/14)

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"Executives from some of France's biggest companies…are slated to fly to Tehran next month—signaling a fresh wave of corporate interest in Iran as the West eases sanctions. Details of the high-level business trip are emerging after Iran and Western powers completed the terms of an interim nuclear deal on Sunday, with Tehran agreeing to closer international monitoring of its nuclear program in exchange for limited, temporary sanctions relief. The deal specifically eases restrictions related to Iran's aviation, auto and petrochemicals industries…A spokesperson for Safran SA, which makes propulsion engines and other aircraft spare parts, said that it was considering sending a representative on the trip but that no final decision had been made.” (Wall Street Journal, “French Companies Explore Return to Iran Amid Sanctions Thaw,” 1/13/14)

Antonov Co.

Industry: 
Aerospace, Manufacturing
Country: 
Ukraine
Contact Information: 
Sources: 

"The Persian Gulf country will buy two Ukrainian-made Antonov-158s, after a test flight of the aircraft earlier this month, Mohammad-Ali Sirati, managing director of the Iranian aircraft company, was cited as saying by the official Islamic Republic News Agency. The countries then will start to jointly build the aircraft next year, Sirati, whose company will be in charge of the project, said in Tehran yesterday. Some 30 percent of each plane will be made in Iran, state-run media reported." (Business Week, "Iran Says Antonov-158 Built With Ukraine May Fly in 2013," 10/6/2011)

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Antonov lists on its website that their AN-24 turboprop aircraft is serially produced at HESA plant in Isfahan, Iran. (Antonov website)

Carl Schenck AG

Industry: 
Aerospace, Automotive, Electronics
States: 
MI
NY
Country: 
Germany
Contact Information: 
Sources: 

Schenck Worldwide lists a sales office in Iran. (Company Website)

 

Develops and manufactures advanced components used primarily in turbines. Schenck Worldwide lists a sales office in Iran. 

Parker Hannifin Corporation

Industry: 
Aerospace, Industrial Services, Manufacturing
Value of USG Contracts: 
1903
Value of USG Contract Source: 
http://usaspending.gov/explore?fromfiscal=yes&fiscal_year=2009&contractorid=8018&fiscal_year=&tab=By+Prime+Awardee&fromfiscal=yes&carryfilters=on&Submit=Go
Symbol: 
NYSE:PH
States: 
OH
Country: 
USA
Contact Information: 
Sources: 

Parker Instrumentation Division is a division of parent company Parker Hannifin Corporation, who, according to its website, has annual sales of more than $10 billion and is “the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets” (Company Website).

On its page, Parker Instrumentation Division states that it “provides highly engineered flow control components and systems. These components range from basic compression fittings, pipe fittings, needle valves, ball valves, compact stream switching valves to modular fitting and valve packages" (Company Website).

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Parker Instrumentation is listed as an exhibitor in the 12th Oil Show in Iran, which took place in 2007 (Iran Oil Show Website).

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In 2003, Parker's Instrumentation Products Division-Europe announced that their products, including tube fittings, valves, regulators and hoses, had been contracted to make gas dispensers for Iran’s “national compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered public transport project.” "According to Parker Instrumentation, Hans Brochier is currently providing fuel dispensing systems for more than 40 filling stations at "key" high-traffic sites throughout the country, which will be used initially by a fleet of CNG-fueled buses. Following the initial phase of the project, Parker Instrumentation noted that Iran's Fuel Conservation Organization, which is spearheading the effort, "expects to extend CNG fueling availability more widely throughout the country via a further 100-plus filling stations...." "The breadth of Parker's product portfolio allowed us to provide a complete fluid flow solution for this CNG-dispensing product," said Parker Instrumentation territory manager Heiner Klinkmann. "Natural gas vehicles are a very fast-growing market, and Iran's groundbreaking application is a global showpiece for the performance of Parker's tube fitting and fluid flow components in this emerging high-pressure application sector" (Alternative Transportation Fuels Today, "Parker Provides Fluid Flow Components for Iranian CNG Scheme," December 9 2003).

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Iran is listed in a catalog of international distributors in a Parker Hannifin product manual ( Parker Hannifin Brochure).

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According to an industry publication, the U.S. manufacturer Parker Hannifin's European subsidiary, Parker's Instrumentation Products Division-Europe, announced in 2003 that its equipment would be used to supply Iranian compressed natural gas refueling stations. The company was selected by Hans Brochier GmbH & Company for a "contract to provide gas dispensers for Iran's nationwide compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered public transport project."

Eurocopter

Industry: 
Aerospace, Defense
Value of USG Contracts: 
109
Value of USG Contract Source: 
http://usaspending.gov/explore?fromfiscal=yes&tab=By+Prime+Awardee&fiscal_year=2001&contractorid=571215&fiscal_year=&tab=By+Prime+Awardee&fromfiscal=yes&carryfilters=on&Submit=Go
Symbol: 
EPA:EAD
States: 
CA
FL
MS
TX
Country: 
France
Contact Information: 

olivier.blain@eurocopter.com (Head of Corporate Communications)
cecile.vion-lanctuit@eurocopter.com (Head of International Relations)

Sources: 

Headquarted in France, Eurocopter is a subsidiary of the global aerospace and defense company EADS. Eurocopter is one of the world's leading helicopter manufacturers.

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“Since the European Union does not impose restrictions on sales of civil products to Iran, Eurocopter and AgustaWestland market their products in the country, but the US sanctions restrict the Europeans’ offerings to just a few models.” (Globalsecurity.org, “Iran Aviation Industry”)

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 In April 2005, Aviation International News reported that “Eurocopter is well represented in Iran. Last year it won the state tender to supply three AS 365N3 Dauphins outfitted for search-and-rescue and maritime surveillance. Those helicopters, scheduled to be delivered next year, will be the first Dauphins in the nation… Eurocopter estimates Iran’s total demand for civil helicopters to be 100 to 150 units during the next two or three years… Eurocopter predicts that the Dauphin will be the best-selling helicopter in the nation in the years ahead.”

“Last year Iran’s Ministry of Industry and Mines took delivery of an AS 350B3 to use for geological survey. The manufacturer also delivered six AS 350B3s to the Ministry of Oil for Helicopter Services Organization, which is using the new models to supplement its two AS 350B2s, the first French-made helicopters delivered to Iran after the Islamic Revolution under 2000 and 2002 deals.”

“Eurocopter also provides support for the Alouette IIIs and BO 105s operators acquired before the revolution that remain operational with civilian organizations. A total of 30 of these aging types remain airworthy and operate mostly with Helicopter Services Organization.” (Aviation International News, “Helo makers find market in Iran,” April 2005)

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In February 2005, EADS and its subsidiary Eurocopter, marketed their products at that year’s Iran Air Show. When questioned about the American sanctions on Iran, an EADS representative stated, “ As a European company, we're not supposed to take into account embargoes from the U.S.” He added, “The emphasis here is on our civil helicopters. We are not offering military helicopters here.” Nonetheless, a military helicopter was “prominent on the company's video in Iran.” (MSNBC, “European Firms Display Wares in Iran,” 2/23/05)

See Video: Corresponding NBC Nightly News Investigative Report on European defense firms doing business in Iran. (NBC Nightly News, “European Defense Firms Eager to Sell to Iran”)

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Eurocopter was also an exhibitor at the 2007 Iranian Air Show. (2008 Iran Kish Air Show, “Exhibitors”)

EADS

Industry: 
Aerospace, Defense
Value of USG Contracts: 
34
Value of USG Contract Source: 
http://usaspending.gov/explore?fromfiscal=yes&tab=By+Prime+Awardee&fiscal_year=2003&contractorid=2392460&fiscal_year=&tab=By+Prime+Awardee&fromfiscal=yes&carryfilters=on&Submit=Go%20http://usaspending.gov/explore?fromfiscal=yes&tab=By+Prime+Awardee&fiscal_year=2010&contractorid=2190320&fiscal_year=&tab=By+Prime+Awardee&fromfiscal=yes&carryfilters=on&Submit=Go
Symbol: 
EPA:EAD
States: 
VA
Country: 
Netherlands
Contact Information: 

pierre.bayle@eads.net (Head of Corporate Communications)
alexander.reinhardt@eads.net (Head of Corporate Media Relations)
guy.hicks@eads-na.com (Head of Communications, EADS North America)

Sources: 

EADS is a global leader in aerospace and defense. Germany, France, the Netherlands and Spain all own a stake in the company. Notable subsidiaries of EADS including the airplane manufacturer Airbus and the helicopter manufacturer Eurocopter.

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In 2005, it was also reported that EADS provided nuclear parts to Iran through sales to a South Korean company, Kyung-Do Enterprises:  “The French firm EADS Sodern was one such company involved in the illegal transactions though it was unaware of the final destination of its exports.” Iran purchased 300 units of Nickel 63 from the South Korean company: “This radioactive material is needed for firing electrons used in a nuclear bomb’s trigger mechanism.” (Iran Focus, “Iran acquiring nuclear parts from Europe,” 7/25/05)

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“Since the European Union does not impose restrictions on sales of civil products to Iran, Eurocopter and AgustaWestland market their products in the country, but the US sanctions restrict the Europeans’ offerings to just a few models.” (Globalsecurity.org, “Iran Aviation Industry”)

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 In April 2005, Aviation International News reported that “Eurocopter is well represented in Iran. Last year it won the state tender to supply three AS 365N3 Dauphins outfitted for search-and-rescue and maritime surveillance. Those helicopters, scheduled to be delivered next year, will be the first Dauphins in the nation… Eurocopter estimates Iran’s total demand for civil helicopters to be 100 to 150 units during the next two or three years… Eurocopter predicts that the Dauphin will be the best-selling helicopter in the nation in the years ahead.”

“Last year Iran’s Ministry of Industry and Mines took delivery of an AS 350B3 to use for geological survey. The manufacturer also delivered six AS 350B3s to the Ministry of Oil for Helicopter Services Organization, which is using the new models to supplement its two AS 350B2s, the first French-made helicopters delivered to Iran after the Islamic Revolution under 2000 and 2002 deals.”

“Eurocopter also provides support for the Alouette IIIs and BO 105s operators acquired before the revolution that remain operational with civilian organizations. A total of 30 of these aging types remain airworthy and operate mostly with Helicopter Services Organization.” (Aviation International News, “Helo makers find market in Iran,” April 2005)

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In February 2005, EADS and its subsidiary Eurocopter, marketed their products at that year’s Iran Air Show. When questioned about the American sanctions on Iran, an EADS representative stated, “ As a European company, we're not supposed to take into account embargoes from the U.S.” He added, “The emphasis here is on our civil helicopters. We are not offering military helicopters here.” Nonetheless, a military helicopter was “prominent on the company's video in Iran.” (MSNBC, “European Firms Display Wares in Iran,” 2/23/05)

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See Video: Corresponding NBC Nightly News Investigative Report on European defense firms doing business in Iran. (NBC Nightly News, “European Defense Firms Eager to Sell to Iran”)

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Eurocopter was also an exhibitor at the 2007 Iranian Air Show. (2008 Iran Kish Air Show, “Exhibitors”)

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ATR is an Italian-French aircraft manufacturer and a joint venture of EADS and Finmeccanica, which each own a 50% stake of the company. The EADS website lists in 2002 that ATR sold one ATR 72-500 aircraft to Iran Aseman Airlines (EADS Website, “ATR results in line with 2002 objectives,” 1/22/03). The ATR 72 model is a short-haul regional airliner. Other ATR aircraft are active in Aseman’s Airlines fleet (Aseman Airlines website, “About Us”)

Carlo Gavazzi Space

Industry: 
Aerospace
States: 
CT
Country: 
Italy
Contact Information: 
Sources: 

 

"The Italian technology company helped Iran with its Mesbah communications satellite program. "Communications satellites" can of course be easily diverted for military purposes and used, for example, as spy satellites and, more ominously, to help pinpoint nuclear strikes. Despite these risks, the Mesbah project enjoyed Rome's political backing, as La Stampa reported at the time. Italy's ambassador to Tehran back then, Riccardo Sessa, was even present at the 2003 signing ceremony of the deal, according to Italian news agency ANSA.

Under the terms of the agreement, Carlo Gavazzi Space did not just sell a finished product but also transferred technology and know-how. In a 2005 presentation of the Mesbah project posted on the Internet, L. Zucconi, managing director at Carlo Gavazzi Space, explained that his company "has worked in close cooperation with ITRC (Iran Telecommunication Research Center) / IROST (Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology) in the design, development and manufacturing of the MESBAH system. . . . The Flight Model has been manufactured partly in Italy and partly in Iran, with the work sharing scheme defined together with ITRC / IROST. . . . The MESBAH satellite will be controlled from one Ground Station located at Teheran and operated by ITRC / IROST personnel. . . . The 1000 (user) terminals to be used for the service will be produced by Iranian Industries."

"Having initiated the MESBAH project, the I.R. (Islamic Republic) of Iran has acquired a space infrastructure and space capacity," making Iran "a new player in the space community prepared to face new challenging projects." Carlo Gavazzi Space "look[s] forward for future cooperation."

Two months ago, Gen. Mahdi Farahi, director of Iran's Aerospace Industries, said Carlo Gavazzi Space would also help launch into space the successor model, the Mesbah-2. The Italian company denies this." (The Wall Street Journal, "The Rome-Tehran Axis," 1/14/2010)

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Outline of the MESBEH project. (Iranian Telecommunication Research Center, "The MESBEH Project", September 2005)

 

Boeing

Industry: 
Aerospace
Value of USG Contracts: 
2700
Value of USG Contract Source: 
http://usaspending.gov/explore?fromfiscal=yes&tab=By+Prime+Awardee&fiscal_year=2004&contractorid=391819&fiscal_year=&tab=By+Prime+Awardee&fromfiscal=yes&carryfilters=on&Submit=Go%20http://usaspending.gov/search?query=&searchtype=&formFields=eyJSZWNpcGllbnROYW1lTGNhc2UiOlsiQm9laW5nK05vcnRoK0FtZXJpY2FuIl19
Symbol: 
NYSE:BA
States: 
IL
Country: 
USA
Sources: 

 

"Boeing said on Wednesday it had sold aircraft-related goods to Iran Air in the third quarter, marking the first acknowledged dealings between U.S. aerospace companies and Iran since the 1979 U.S. hostage crisis.The Chicago-based aerospace and defense company said in a filing that it sold aircraft manuals, drawings, navigation charts and data to Iran Air to help improve the safety of Iran's civil aviation industry. The sales did not include spare parts for aircraft, which were thought to be likely since Iran Air's fleet of planes includes vintage Boeing and Airbus jetliners delivered as long ago as 1978. Boeing and General Electric (GE.N) said in April that they had received export licenses from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control allowing them to sell parts for commercial aircraft to Iran under a temporary sanctions relief deal that began in January." (ReutersBoeing books first sales to Iran since 1979, 10/22/14)

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“U.S. planemaker Boeing has disclosed an agreement with Iran to provide airplane parts, relaxing a three-decade freeze in ties as part of a broader package of sanctions relief. The agreement sets out general terms and conditions for the ‘potential sale of certain goods and services related to the safety of flight,’ Boeing said in a regulatory filing. It marks the first acknowledged dealings between U.S. aerospace companies and Iran since the 1979 U.S. hostage crisis led to sanctions that deepened during the decade-old international dispute over Iran's nuclear program. Boeing said its agreement with state carrier Iran Air covered airplane parts, manuals, drawings, service bulletins, navigation charts and data. Boeing has also opened discussions with Iran Air Tours, a subsidiary of Iran Air, for similar goods and services, it said… In April, Boeing and engine maker General Electric said they had received licenses from the U.S. Treasury Department to export spare parts. European planemaker Airbus reiterated on Thursday that it had applied for a U.S. export license but said it had not yet reached an agreement with Iran on how to implement it.” (Reuters, Boeing reaches plane parts deal with Iran, 7/24/14)

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“However, Boeing Co, the world's biggest airplane maker, and engine maker General Electric Co said on Friday they had received licenses from the U.S. Treasury Department to sell certain spare parts for commercial aircraft to Iran under an interim deal agreed in November that went into effect on January 20…The preliminary deal provides for the sale of parts to Iranian flag carrier Iranair, whose fleet includes vintage Boeing and Airbus jetliners delivered as long ago as 1978…He said the license covered only components needed to ensure continued safe flight operations of older Boeing planes sold to Iran before the 1979 revolution, and did not allow any discussions about sales of new aircraft to Iran…A senior Iranian official told Reuters in November that Iran could require between 250 and 400 jets if and when sanctions are lifted completely.” (Reuters, “Iran aviation official in Vienna to discuss sanctions relief,” 4/8/14)

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“Boeing Co, the world's biggest airplane maker, and engine maker General Electric Co said on Friday they had received licenses from the U.S. Treasury Department to export certain spare parts for commercial aircraft to Iran under a temporary sanctions relief deal that began in January...A Boeing spokesman said his company received the license this week and would now contact officials in Iran to determine which parts were needed. He said the license covered only components needed to ensure continued safe flight operations of older Boeing planes sold to Iran before the 1979 revolution, and did not allow any discussions about sales of new aircraft to Iran. ‘It's very limited,’ said the spokesman. The sales would be the first acknowledged dealings between U.S. aerospace companies and Iran since the 1979 U.S. hostage crisis led to U.S. sanctions that were later broadened during the dispute over Iran's nuclear activities…Boeing said the license was granted under the temporary sanctions relief deal, and was aimed at helping improve the safety of Iran's aircraft. ‘We take the safety of flight issue very seriously,’ said the Boeing spokesman. He had no immediate details on how many parts would be sold to Iran, or their potential value. Analysts say the sales could help American companies position themselves for potential sales of new aircraft if a broader softening of sanctions is agreed. A senior Iranian official told Reuters in November that Iran could require between 250 and 400 jets if and when sanctions are lifted completely.” (Reuters, “Boeing, GE say get U.S. license to sell spare parts to Iran,” 4/5/14)

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“Multiple companies currently exploring new business ventures in Iran are also cashing in on highly lucrative contracts with the U.S. Defense Department, raising questions about whether their dealings with Iran could run afoul of U.S. law. At least 13 major international companies have said in recent weeks that they aim to reenter the Iranian marketplace over the next several months. The companies have received Pentagon contracts totaling well over $107 billion, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis that tracked DoD contracts awarded since fiscal year 2009. Many of the companies, which include carmaker Renault and oil giants such as BP, have already sent high-level trade delegations to Tehran to meet with Iranian officials about striking new business deals…These companies include Boeing and General Electric—which have DoD contracts worth $87 and $12 billion respectively—as well as the Italian oil company Eni, Merck, Safran, Vitol, Bosch Rexroth, Sanofi Pastuer, and AVL.” (Washington Free Beacon, “Pentagon Contractors Exploring Business with Iran,” 2/25/14)

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"U.S. aerospace companies are seeking permission to sell airliner parts to Iran for the first time in three decades, in a key test of the temporary relief on sanctions given under talks to curtail Iran's nuclear activities. At least two leading manufacturers, Boeing and engine maker General Electric, have applied for export licenses in a six-month window agreed by Iran and six world powers in November, industry officials and other sources familiar with the matter said. If approved, the sales would be the first acknowledged dealings between U.S. aerospace companies and Iran since the 1979 U.S. hostage crisis led to sanctions that were later broadened during the dispute over Iran's nuclear activities…A source familiar with the matter said that Boeing, the world's biggest manufacturer of passenger jets, had also filed a request for permission to export parts to Iran. Boeing declined to comment, referring questions to the U.S. State Department, which in turn referred queries to the U.S. Treasury. A spokeswoman for the Treasury Department, which enforces international sanctions, declined to comment on specific license requests or applications.” (Reuters, “Exclusive: Testing detente, U.S. firms move to sell jet parts to Iran,” 2/21/14)

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"In January 2004, the nose-wheel of an Iran Air Boeing 747 passenger airplane collapsed on landing in Beijing. Iran Air and the Civil Aviation Administration of China agreed to use the French civil aviation agency to conduct the accident investigation. This license authorized Boeing to export an electronic data map that was needed by investigators to gain access to the information on the flight data recorder." (New York Times, "Licenses Granted to U.S. Companies Run the Gamut," 12/24/10)

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In a correspondance with the SEC in 2009, Boeing disclosed details of their contracts and activities in Iran.

“Boeing’s principal contacts with the Sanctioned Countries [Iran] consist of products and services solely related to the safe operation of Boeing commercial aircraft and to the launch of commercial communications satellites on behalf of a consortium in which Sudan has a minor participation.”

“ The contacts with the Sanctioned Countries [Iran] have been limited to flight safety and commercial satellite launch activities, the sale of exempted flight-related navigational materials and the provision of international trip planning services.”

“Contracts with Iran include:

 

  • Boeing and National Transportation Safety Board authorized to share EAR99 information with Iranian civil aviation authorities regarding a Kyrgyz Airlines B737 incident in Kyrgyzstan.
  • Boeing and National Transportation Safety Board authorized to share additional information with Iranian civil aviation authorities regarding a Kyrgyz Airlines B737 incident in Kyrgyzstan.
  • Pending request to assess safety-critical parts and services that may be needed to ensure the safe operation of Boeing aircraft in Iran.” 

 

(CORRESP for BOEING CO , 10/14/2009)

 

 

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