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Iran to get 14 ATR, Airbus, Boeing jets this year

TEHRAN, April 20, 2018

Iran will receive 14 new passenger aircraft this year based on agreements signed with Airbus, Boeing and ATR plane-makers, a former deputy roads and urban development minister was quoted as saying in a media report.

Iran will receive eight turboprop ATR 72-600 aircraft from the Franco-Italian company plus three planes from Airbus and another three from Boeing in 2018, Asghar Fakhrieh-Kashan added the Irna report, citing Iran Daily.

Iran Air has agreed to buy 80 aircraft from Boeing and 100 from Airbus in addition to 20 from ATR. Iran’s Aseman Airlines has also signed a deal to purchase 30 Boeing 737 MAX jets.

Last year, the national flag carrier took delivery of three Airbus jets and eight ATR turboprops.

Fakhrieh-Kashan said ATR is about to deliver two more planes soon and negotiations are underway with Boeing on certain changes in the contract “so that Iran Air can receive three new jets in the current year”.

“According to the contract, Boeing will have to deliver three planes to Iran Air in 2018, provided that we finance the purchases,” he said.




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