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Iran Air Takes Delivery of Four ATR 72-600s

Iran Air has taken delivery of its first four ATR 72-600s.

ATR and Iran Air signed a deal for 20 ATR 72-600s and options for a further 20 in February 2016. Deliveries of the 20 firm aircraft will extend until the end of 2018.

Farhad Parvaresh, Chief Executive Officer of Iran Air, said, “Our new fleet of ATR 72-600s showcases our will to provide newest generation aircraft to our customers, therefore ensuring comfort, reliability and competitiveness. Strengthening the links between all our communities will encourage new business opportunities for everyone.”

Iran Air ATR 72-600

Iran is expected to be one of the Middle East’s next big tourism destinations. This freshly open market, along with the currently existing significant religious traffic, will develop connectivity domestically as well as towards neighbouring countries in the years to come. The country also has a lot of potential for domestic tourism and business expansion and currently has around 60 airports.

Christian Scherer, Chief Executive Officer of ATR, said, "There are still historical moments in aviation, and this is one of them. We are proud and gratified that our ATR aircraft are providing the solution to Iran's significant needs in regional connectivity. As Iran's travelling public gains access to increased supply of air transportation, it will benefit from the highest standards of comfort, efficiency and reliability with the ATR´s we are delivering today and over the coming months. We salute Iran Air for their choice in our favour and the tremendous role they play in their country."

ATR 72-600

Passenger capacity: 68-78 seats
Engines: Pratt & Whitney 127M
Maximum power at take-off: 2,750 horse power per engine
Maximum weight at take-off: 23,000 Kg
Maximum load: 7,500 Kg
Maximum range with full passenger load: 900 nautical miles (1,665 Km)

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