Iranian Aviation Industries Organization

A defense firm that provides maintenance and overhaul services for Iran's military helicopters and aircraft

Status:Top Alert – Entity designated / sanctioned for terror, WMD and human rights violation

Risk Level:99%

May harm your business future. Persons or entities that engage in transactions with this entity will be exposed to sanctions or subject to an enforcement action.

Working with this entity means supporting Iranian Regime, Regime Terrorist Activities & development of WMD

The Iran Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO), also known as the Aerospace Industries Organization, is an Iranian state-owned corporation established in 1966 for the purpose of planning, controlling, and managing the civil & military aviation industry of Iran. The Aerospace Industries Organization acts as both an OEM, directly manufacturing aircraft and aerospace products, and as a conglomerate, holding other Iranian state-owned aviation corporations;

Currently, the IAIO is responsible for directing these aviation organizations: SAHA, HESA, PANHA, Civil Aviation industries. These organizations have different and complementary roles in Iranian Aerospace and Iranian civil aviation;

The Iran Helicopter Support and Renewal Company (IHSRC), or PANHA, was formed in 1969, the Iranian Aircraft Industries (IACI) in 1970, and Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industries Corporation (IAMI), also known under its Persian acronym HESA, in 1974. Two other important companies, Iran Aviation Industries Organization of the Armed Forces, (also known as the Iranian Armed Forces Aviation Industries Organization (IAFAIO)), and Qods Aviation Industry Company Research Center were formed in the early 1980s;

Oversees Iran’s military aviation activities; linked to the Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL);

Activities include aircraft repair, creation, and manufacturing of parts; uses SAHA, PANHA, and HESA, for product procurement; involved in developing long range unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs);

Iranian Aviation Industries Organization is being designated for engaging in activities that materially contribute to the supply, sale, or transfer, directly or indirectly, to or from Iran, or for the use in or benefit of Iran, of arms or related materiel, including spare parts. Each of these entities manufactures lethal military equipment for Iran’s military, including the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), a designated foreign terrorist organization that is also designated under our authority targeting Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) proliferators and their supporters. This military equipment, which includes attack boats, missiles, and combat drones, provides a means for the Iranian regime to perpetrate its global terror campaign. MIO, AIO, and IAIO were all previously sanctioned pursuant to the same WMD counterproliferation authority;


Also Known As:
Iran Aviation Industries Organization
Sazmane Sanaye Havai
Armed Forces Aviation Industries Organization

Involved In:
Nuclear Weapon Program
Missile Weapon Program



– Ave. Sepahbod Gharani P.O. Box 15815/1775 Tehran, Iran
– Karaj Special Road, Mehrabad Airport, Tehran, Iran; – Sepahbod Gharani 36, Tehran, Iran
– 3th km Karaj Special Road, Aviation Industries Boulevard, Tehran, Iran



Person of interests:
Manoucher Manteghi

Reason for the color:
» Imposing Sanctions on Iranian Entities for Activities Related to Conventional Arms Proliferation – January 15, 2021;
» Added on consolidated list of financial sanctions targets in the UK;
» Added to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on December 12, 2013, 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;
» Listed by the European Union on March 23, 2012 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;