Iran Air will receive four ATR planes in 15 days, said Deputy Minister of Road and Urban Development for international affairs Asghar Fakhreyeh Kashan referring to a purchase agreement to buy 20 ATR planes.
According to a contract signed between Iran Air and ATR companies nine planes will be delivered until the end of 2017 and the rest of them in the year 2018, IRNA reported.
Iran Air and Italian-French company ATR, an affiliate to Airbus Company, signed contract to buy 20 planes of ATR 72-600 on Monday.
Founded in 1981, ATR is the world leader on the market for below-90-seat regional aircraft. Since its creation, ATR has sold over 1,500 aircraft. ATR aircraft equip the fleets of some 200 airlines in nearly 100 countries.
ATR is an equal partnership between two major European aeronautics players, Airbus and Leonardo. Based in Toulouse, France, ATR is well established worldwide with a large customer support and sales network, including Customer Service Centers, training centers and warehouses.