Statement of Licensing Policy on Activities Related to the Safety of Iran's Civil Aviation Industry

January 20, 2014

Consistent with current U.S. foreign policy, the following Statement of Licensing Policy establishes a favorable licensing policy regime through which persons can request specific authorization from OFAC to engage in transactions to ensure the safe operation of Iranian commercial passenger aircraft, including transactions involving Iran Air, but excluding all other Iranian airlines listed on OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List. 
Specific licenses may be issued on a case-by-case basis to authorize persons to engage in transactions intended to ensure the safe operation of Iranian commercial passenger aircraft that are otherwise prohibited by the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations, 31 C.F.R. Part 560, and the Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators Sanctions Regulations, 31 C.F.R. Part 544. The activities that may be licensed include, but are not limited to, the exportation and reexportation of: services related to the inspection of commercial aircraft and parts in Iran or a third country; services related to the repair or servicing of commercial aircraft in Iran or a third country; and goods or technology, including spare parts, to Iran or a third country.