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HESA Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industrial Company

Havapeyma Sazhran
Hava Peyma Sazi-E Iran
Havapeyma Sazi Iran
HESA Trade Center
Iran Aircraft Industries (HESA)
Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industries
Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Company
Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industries Corporation (IAMI) 
Karkhanejate Sanaye Havapaymaie Iran

Head office :
No. 107, Sepahbod Gharany Ave., Tehran, Iran
P.O. Box 8140, No. 107 Sepahbod Gharany Ave
P.O Box No.: 81465/935
Tel.: +98 ( 21) 8825042
Fax: +98 ( 21) 8828355 

Factory :
P.O. Box 83145-311
Shahin Shahr, Esfahan
Shahin shahr Industrial Zone, 
Shahih Shar Industrial Zone Isfahan
28 Th. Km. of Esfahan - Tehran highway / Tehran Freeway, Iran
P.O Box No.: 81465/935 / 81465-935
Tel.: +98 ( 31) 2295066
Fax: +98 ( 31) 227678 

P.O. Box 14155-5568, No. 27 Shahamat Ave, Vallie Asr Sqr, 
Post Code 15946, Tehran, Iran 

Building Street Plant No.1, 
opp. of 2nd Phase of Shahrak-e Ekbatan Karaj Special Rd. 
Mehrabad International Airport 
PO Box 83145/311 and 14155/1449 
Tehran 10000 

Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industrial Company (HESA) was established in 1976 and belongs to the Iranian Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO). The company has thousands of square meters of available grounds and 250,000 square meters of shops and hangers are allocated to A/C part manufacturing, assembling, laboratories, flight test facilities and shops of preparation for production. Iran Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO) Iran aviation industry organization was established in 1966 for planning, controlling, and managing the aviation industries of armed forces for better use of extra resources and capabilities aiming to serve domestic and forging industries.

HESA, the center of excellence in Aeronautics in Iran is responsible for manufacture, co-production, export and managing the marketing, sales and support of IRAN- 140 Aircraft (Original ANTONOV- 140) advanced technology, superior design features, excellent reliability and performance combine to make IRAN-140 the most successful regional prop-jet in the world today and tomorrow. IRAN -140 is a pressurized, twin turbo prop, high wing aircraft, which combines a rapid transit speed (310Kts, 575 Km/h) with outstanding performance in "HOT & HIGH" climates. Its added ability to operate from unprepared airfields makes it an ideal aircraft for any regional network.

The hard work done by Kharkov State Aircraft Manufacturing Company (KSAMC) since 1995 with the company, teamed up with Iranian aircraft makers, having established An-140 (IrAn-140) production at the former aircraft repair plant in Isfahan, has born its fruit. On 10 October 2003, the Safiran air company of Iran took delivery of the first two production IrAn- 140 planes. These newborns of Iran's aircraft industry were to carry passengers on the Tehran - Isfahan service. The third production IrAn-140 was assembled by the Isfahan plant, with the fourth one to be completed by the end of the year. Five more IrAn-140s were planned to be assembled by HESA. The Iranian aircraft manufacturers were planning both to meet the domestic demand for regional aircraft and promote their planes in the neighbouring countries. On 17 October 2003 KSAMC was visited by a delegation headed by the Speaker of the Iranian parliament (Mejlis) Mehdi Karroubi. The delegation included Iranian parliamentarians, governmental officials and diplomats from the Iranian embassy. The guests assured KSAMC that they were ready to keep on bolstering bolstering the cooperation between the Kharkov-based plant and the HESA aircraft corporation.

IAMI Corporation has announced that two new variants of the Ababil unmanned aerial vehicle have completed trials and will enter service shortly. The Ababil-B, the earliest variant of the UAV family, has to date chiefly been used by Iran's army air-defence units as a target drone, equipped with a radar signature-enhancing pod. The Ababil-S is a recce/surveillance variant. According to "Tehran Times" in January 2006, HESA (Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industries Company) planned to manufacture 58 drones named Ababil, 10 flying boats and three Iran-140 aircrafts for the next Iranian year (beginning March 21, 2006). The Ababil drones require no production assembly unit.

In July 2005 "Tehran Times" reported that Managing Director of Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industries Company (HESA) said that following the negotiations made with the Rekkof Aircraft Manufacturing Company, successor of the former Dutch aircraft manufacturer Fokker, his company will produce the aircraft parts in Iran. Iranian experts are not facing any problem in producing the aircraft inside Iran; the country is even capable of manufacturing larger aircraft, the official also asserted.

On 16 September 2008 the US Department of the Treasury designated six Iranian military firms that are owned or controlled by entities previously designated for their roles in Iran's nuclear and ballistic missile programs, including Iran's Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL) and Defense Industries Organization (DIO). Iran Electronics Industries , Shiraz Electronics Industries , Iran Communications Industries , Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industrial Company , Farasakht Industries, and Armament Industries Group were designated pursuant to Executive Order 13382. Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industrial Company (HESA) was designated because it is owned or controlled by MODAFL, and also because it has provided support to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). The IRGC, which was designated under Executive Order 13382 on October 25, 2007, is considered to be the military vanguard of Iran and has been outspoken about its willingness to proliferate ballistic missiles capable of carrying WMD.

HESA utilizes its own facilities for the inspection, maintenance, repair overhaul research, development, and manufacture of military and civilian aircraft and related military logistic systems. HESA conducts research on, development of, production of, and flight operations for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in Iran. The IRGC utilizes the "Ababil" UAV, manufactured by HESA. HESA produces different variants of the Ababil UAV, which can be used for surveillance and attack. Farasakht Industries is a subsidiary of HESA that specializes in the manufacturing of various aerospace tools and equipment.

Iran developed an indigenous maintenance and repair capability to maintain its fleet of UK-built SRN-6 and BH-7 hovercraft in service. The British Hovercraft Corporation supplied eight SRN-6 Winchester and six BH-7 Wellington hovercraft to Iran in the early 1970s. Original manufacturer support was cut off in the mid-1980s during the 1980-88 Gulf War. Iran's Defence Industry Organisation gave responsibility for the development of an indigenous support infrastructure to HESA. Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industries claims the ability to manufacture structural parts, sandwich panels, and hydraulic piping. It also offers an overhaul service for hydraulic, pneumatic, dynamic, and engine components.

After Iran's HESA announcement to produce its own Jumbo Aircraft based on Russian passenger aircraft, China moved one step closer to achieving its "dream" of manufacturing "jumbo aircraft" by establishing Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China in early 2007.


  • Manufacturing Iran-140 passenger plane with Ukraine
  • Design and manufacturing Ababil drone.
  • Manufacturing Shahed helicopter
  • Manufacturing propeller with composite materials
  • Hovercraft repairs
  • Manufacturing parts

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