Following last week’s order for 118 Airbus airliners, Iran on Monday 1 February ordered yet more new Western-made aircraft. This time, it’s 20 new ATR 72-600s plus options for 20 more in a contract worth 1 billion EUR.
According to ATR Aircraft, the deal marks the arrival of the newest generation ATRs in Iran, where the first ATR turboprops have been operating since 1992. The aircraft manufacturers sees potential for even more regional growth.
Patrick de Castelbajac, Chief Executive Officer of ATR, said: “We are honored to take part in this new era in Iran by providing the national airline with aircraft that will strongly contribute to reinforce and boost regional transportation across the country. We are pleased to offer to the passengers of Iran Air the highest standards of comfort and reliability, as well as the outstanding operational flexibility of the ATR 72-600s”.
© 2016 Airheadsfly.com editor Elmer van Hest
Featured image: Computer rendering of an Iran Air ATR 72-600 (Image © ATR Aircraft)