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Iran's new ATRs under new "Regional" subsidiary

Posted 2 October 2017 · Add Comment

Iran Air is launching a new “Iran Air Regional” brand following the delivery of two brand new ATR 72-600's at Tehran's Mehrabad Airport, writes Shahram Sharifi.

These two new aircraft are the 5th and 6th ATR planes as Iran Air took delivery of the first four of the purchased ATR passenger jets on May 17.
The turboprops will be used for regional domestic flights according to Iran Air new CEO Farzaneh Sharafbafi.
After the agreement, called “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action” (JCPOA), Iran has received a total of nine new aircraft, including three Airbus passenger planes and six ATR turboprops.
Iran Air and the French-Italian aircraft manufacturer ATR negotiated for months on order of 20 ATR 72-600 aircraft worth $536 million at list prices, with option for another 20 of this type.
Iran has paid all the prepayments to ATR, Deputy Transport Minister Mr. Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan said at the time, adding that 15 to 20 percent of the total payment is paid by Iran and the rest is funded via foreign financers.
At the delivery ceremony of delivering ATR confirmed they will deliver the remainder of the 20 aircraft order by the end of 2018.

New Iran Air Regional name launched for the ATR's domestic duties according to CEO Ms  Farzaneh Sharafbafi 

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