Dec 30, 2017, 10:44 AM
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Two post-JCPOA planes land in Tehran

Tehran, Dec 30, IRNA - Two more ATR planes made jointly by France and Italy landed in Tehran Mehrabad Airport on Saturday, bringing the total number of aircraft delivered to Iran to 11 in the wake of the 2015 nuclear deal.

The two latest ATR aircraft brought the total number of the turbo-propeller planes to eight.

According to Iran State Aviation Organization, the ATR planes which belong to the Islamic Republic of Iran Aviation Organization will add 140 seats to the aerial fleet of the company.

The ATR 72 is a twin-engine turboprop, short-haul regional airliner developed and produced in France and Italy by aircraft manufacturer ATR (Aerei da Trasporto Regionale or Avions de transport régional), a joint venture formed by French aerospace company Aérospatiale (now Airbus) and Italian aviation conglomerate Aeritalia.

Following the implementation of the 2015 nuclear deal officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and removal of anti-Iran aviation sanctions, the deal to buy 100 planes from the French Company Airbus, 80 planes from US-based Boeing and 20 from ATR was signed.

Under the JCPOA, Iran received relief from international sanctions in return for restrictions on certain aspects of its peaceful nuclear program.

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