Iran Aircraft Industries (IACI)

Also Known As: 

  • Iran Aircraft Industries Co.
  • SAHA
  • IAI

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear
  • Missile
  • Military


  • Special Karaj Road, Mehrabad Airport, Tehran, Iran
  • 36 Sepahbod Gharani, Tehran, Iran
  • P.O. Box 83145/311, Tehran, Iran


(+98-21) 6035606


(+98-21) 6000075


Entity Web Site:

A defense firm that provides maintenance and overhaul services for Iran's military helicopters and aircraft; subordinate to the Iranian Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO), which is overseen by Iran's Ministry of Defense Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL).

Added on January 12, 2018 to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), freezing its assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting transactions with U.S. parties, pursuant to Executive Order 13382, which targets proliferators of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their delivery systems; foreign parties facilitating transactions for the entity or otherwise assisting the entity are subject to U.S. sanctions.

Listed by the European Union on July 26, 2010 as an entity linked to Iran's proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities or Iran's development of nuclear weapon delivery systems; with some exceptions, European Union member states must freeze all funds and economic resources owned, held or controlled by the listed entity, and prevent funds or economic resources from being made available to it.

Sanctioned by the governments of Australia, Canada, Norway, and Switzerland, restricting business and financial transactions with the entity and/or freezing its assets in those countries.

Listed by the Japanese government in 2018 as an entity of concern for proliferation relating to missiles and nuclear weapons; listed by the British government in 2012 as an entity of potential concern for WMD-related procurement, but removed in 2017 after the U.K. withdrew its Iran list.

Repair services include annealing, hardening, tempering, aging, stress relief, hydraulic chromium plating, and nickel plating; repairs fuel systems, hydraulics, pneumatics, electronics, and avionics systems; also repairs gas turbines; other services include metallurgical and chemical laboratory services, analysis of aerodynamic fatigue and fluid mechanics, and non-destructive testing; overhauls, repairs, and manufactures replacement parts for C-130 cargo planes; oversees a calibration laboratory.

Uses Turbine Engineering Manufacturing (TEM) as a front company for covert procurement; reportedly maintains facilities at Khatami Air Base and Mehrabad Air Base; has an Education and Research Department with connections to 24 different universities, including Malek-Ashtar University of Technology.

Intended recipient of aluminum alloy tubing and round bar OD (85 - 330mm), the procurement of which was denied on March 21, 2005, by a member state of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG); intended recipient of aluminum alloy round bar OD (85 - 165mm), the procurement of which was denied on May 20, 2004, by a member state of the NSG; intended recipient of aluminum alloy round bar (150 - 200mm diameter), the procurement of which was denied on April 8, 2004, by a member state of the NSG.

In August 2005 was the recipient of a shipment of 50 "5th stage vanes," an aircraft component, exported illegally from the United States by the Irish company Mac Aviation Group; allegedly paid two Iranian trading companies, Tehran-based Ariasa, AG and Kish Island-based Onakish, to place the order with Mac Aviation Group, which bought U.S.-origin goods and shipped them to IACI via trading companies in the United Arab Emirates or freight forwarders in Malaysia.

Company officials include Amir Reza Izadi (director), Abolhassan Hosseinpour (managing director), and Mr. Moazzai (engineer).

Established in 1970.

Mentioned Suspect Entities & Suppliers: 

Date Entered: 

January 26, 2004

Date Last Modified: 

July 9, 2018