Iran receives two ATR72 passenger planes

IRNA – Two Franco-Italian ATR72 aircraft were delivered to Iran on Thursday.

The two planes were the fifth and sixth aircarft delivered to Iran to be used for domestic short-distance flights.

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 renew its air fleet buying 200 aircraft.

Iran has so far received three Airbus passenger planes and six 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.