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Tue, 2 February 2016

Iran Air Signs Deal for 40 ATR 72-600s

ATR has signed a deal with Irans national flag carrier Iran Air for 40 ATR 72-600s.

The agreement includes firm orders for 20 aircraft plus 20 options, and is valued at one billion euro.

The deal marks the arrival of the newest generation ATRs in Iran, where the first aircraft have been operating since 1992.

ATR aircraft are ideal for Iran as they operate successfully in very different environments, including small airfields, unpaved runways and mountainous regions.

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.

Iran Air was created in 1961 from the merge of former Iranian Airways and Pars Airways, and commenced its activities in April 1962. At present, Iran Air flies to 35 international and 25 domestic destinations.

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) 

See also: Iran Air Signs Deal with Airbus for 118 Aircraft.

See other recent news regarding: ATR, Iran Air

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