TYPE: Agricultural sprayer.

PROGRAMME: Assembly and eventual licensed manufacture of PZL M18B Dromader, to supplement aircraft previously imported from Poland; first set of Polish-supplied components (for EP-AVA, c/n 303-1, delivered 23 September 2002) had been assembled by end of 2002. New assembly line located at Azadi airport facility. Company reported expanded production by early 2005, though no specific details given. Earlier plans to introduce some design changes will not now be implemented.

CUSTOMERS: Iranian Ministry of Agriculture. Programme may yield 12 to 15 new aircraft, depending upon requirement.