Iran to receive 2 ATR72 passenger planes on Thursday

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

A delivery ceremony, attended by the officials from Iran’s aviation industry, will be held tomorrow at the Mehrabad International Airport in the southwest of the Iranian capital, Shahrokh Nooshabadi told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on Tuesday evening.

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 buy 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 after removal of the Western imposed international 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.