• Iran gets 2 more new ATR planes

Iran Air, the Iranian flag carrier, took delivery of two more brand-new turboprops it has purchased from ATR aircraft manufacturer.

The two new ATR 72-600 passenger planes landed in Tehran’s Mehrabad airport on Saturday morning, in a ceremony attended by aviation industry officials.

The new aircraft, the seventh and eighth ATR planes Iran has received since May, will be used for domestic flights.

Since the coming into force of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran has received a total of 11 new planes, including three Airbus passenger planes and eight ATR turboprops.

Iran Air and the French-Italian aircraft manufacturer ATR spent months negotiating an order for 20 ATR 72-600 aircraft worth $576 million at list prices, with options for another 20.

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Dec 30, 2017 09:30 UTC
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