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Wednesday 17 May 2017 - 11:52
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First ATRs land in Tehran

First ATRs land in Tehran
MNA The four out of twenty purchased ATR 72-600 airplaneshave just landed at Mehrabad Airport in Tehran on Wednesday.The ATR 72-600 turboprops with registration numbers EP-ITA, EP-ITB, EP-ITC, and EP-ITCwhich was scheduled for landing at Mehrabad Airport late April, finally arrived in Tehran today May 17, 2017.

The aircraft was delivered to Iran in the presence of Iran Air (HOMA) CEO Farhad Parvaresh in French city ofToulouse. The ATR 72-600 has a range of 1,500km and 70 seats.

All four airplanes purchased from the French-Italian aircraft manufacturer ATR have successfully passed primary tests and conducted pilot takeoffs and landings at ToulouseBlagnac Airport in France for a month.

We are proud and gratified that our ATR aircraft are providing the solution to Irans significant needs in regional connectivity, said Christian Scherer, CEO of ATR, adding As Irans traveling public gains access to increased supply of air transportation, it will benefit from the highest standards of comfort, efficiency, and reliability with the ATRs we are delivering today and over the coming months.

Last April, the French-Italian ATR plane manufacturer signed a deal with HOMA to provide it with 20 planes. This is a third plane manufacturer after Airbus and Boeing had successfully signed lucrative deals with Iran. Iran Air will continue taking delivery of ATR aircraftuntil the end of 2018 and plans to receive five more Airbus A320 series aircaft by the end of 2017.

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