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ICAO Inspectors Arrived in Tehran

Tehran, 13 June 2005 (CHN) - Inspectors of International Civil Aviation Organization, ICAO, arrived last night in Tehran to carry out a series of inspections on different aspects of the newly-launched Imam Khomeini International Airport.

To help guarantee the safety of aerial transportation systems, ICAO recently decided to carry out inspections of all major airports of the world.

ICAO experts, including its director of the airports, aerial and land routes department and expert of the regional office of Egypt, have traveled to Iran on request of Iran's Civil Aviation Organization to examine the situation of Imam Khomeini airport which opened up after several disagreements and long delays in May.

The inspectors are to carry out a comprehensive study of the airport runways, taxiing conditions, and all other safety measures; however, the ICAO agents just have a counseling role and it is upon the Iranian Civil Aviation Organization to provide the airport certificates.

Director of the public relations office of the Iranian Civil Aviation Organization, Reza Jafarzadeh, is hoping that the ICAO report helps erase all negative rumors about Imam Khomeini International Airport and ensure the international community of its safety measures.

Imam Khomeini International Airport is planned to replace the currently active Mehr Abad International Airport in the long run.

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