Jan 3, 2018, 6:21 PM
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JCPOA renewing Iran's naval fleet

Sari, Jan 3, IRNA – After buying planes in post-JCPOA era, Iran air fleet is on the renewal path, director general of Civil Aviation Organization of Iran said.

“In line with renewing naval fleet, 8 ATR planes entered Iran and two more will also be added soon,” Farzaneh Sharafbafi said on Wednesday.

“It will help Civil Aviation Organization of Iran to plan for giving better services to the passengers,” she said, adding that the number of planes due to be delivered to Iran are 20.

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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