Iran Air to sign a 20 ATR aircraft purchase deal; just confirmed the order of 180 Airbus and Boeing aircraft
January 04, 2017 – Kathmandu
European plane manufacturer ATR and the Islamic Republic of Iran are looking forward to signing a purchase deal for 20 short-haul passenger planes very soon. The agreement is another addition in the chain of contracts signed with Boeing and Airbus earlier in December by the group. The ATR group a combined ownership of Airbus and Leonardo Finmeccanica will be delivering 20 ATR 72 aircraft of new series i.e. ATR 72-600 aircraft to the airliner as it announced.
This order has an estimated value of US Dollars 400 Million.
The ATR 72 is a twin-engine turboprop short-haul regional airliner manufactured by the French-Italian aircraft manufacturer ATR developed as a stretched variant of the ATR 42. The aircraft entered service in 1989.
80 aircraft purchase deal with Boeing
Boeing and Iran Air announced an agreement on the 11th of December 2016 for 80 aircraft that includes 50 narrow body 737 MAX 8s, 15 wide body 777-300ERs and 15 wide body variant of 777-9s, valued at US Dollars 16.6 billion at list prices. The first airplanes under this agreement are scheduled for delivery in 2018.
100 aircraft purchase deal with Airbus
Iran Air and Airbus have signed a firm contract for 100 aircraft, building on an initial commitment signed in January 2016 in Paris. The agreement was signed by Farhad Parvaresh, Iran Air Chairman and CEO and Fabrice Bregier, Airbus President and CEO, for 46 narrow body aircraft of A320 Family, 38 wide body aircraft of A330 Family and 16 extra wide body A350 XWB aircraft. Deliveries will begin in early 2017. The final deal was signed on December 22, 2016.