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ATR delivers 2 new passenger planes to Iran

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Staff Writer | September 30, 2017
The French-Italian ATR plane manufacturer delivered two more advanced passenger planes to Iran.
ATR 72
Airline   For domestic short-distance flights
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.

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.

The ATR plane manufacturer has signed a contract with Iran Air to provide it with 20 planes.