News ID: 201384
Published: 0311 GMT September 27, 2017

Iran to receive two ATR72 passenger planes today

Iran to receive two ATR72 passenger planes today

Two Franco-Italian ATR72 aircraft are scheduled to be delivered to Iran on Thursday, said a spokesman for Civil Aviation Organization of Islamic Republic of Iran.

A delivery ceremony, attended by officials from Iran's aviation industry, will be held at Tehran's Mehrabad International Airport, Shahrokh Noushabadi told IRNA.

After the implementation of Iran nuclear deal also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran's national flag-carrier Iran Air signed contract with French Airbus, American Boeing and Franco-Italian ATR, to purchase 200 aircraft.

Iran has so far received three Airbus passenger planes and four ATR72 aircraft.

Iran Air signed a contract with ATR to purchase 20 ATR72 passenger planes from the Franco-Italian company following the removal of Western sanctions against Iran.

The ATR 72 is a twin-engine turboprop, short-haul regional airliner developed and produced in France and Italy by aircraft manufacturer ATR (Aerei da Trasporto Regionale or Avions de transport régional), a joint venture formed by French aerospace company Aérospatiale (now Airbus) and Italian aviation conglomerate Aeritalia.

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