TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - The two new passenger planes would arrive in Iran in the next Iranian calendar month, Mehr, (September 23 – October 22).
Iran delivered the first four ATR planes in May.
Iran Air and ATR held negotiating for month to buy 20 ATR 72-600 aircraft worth $576 million at list prices, with options for another 20.
Iran is gradually receiving the passenger planes purchased from Airbus, ATR , and Boeing, following the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a nuclear agreement between Tehran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany).
Meanwhile, Tehran seeks to take a more active role in the international aviation field.
After the JCPOA took effect in January 2016, Iran accelerated efforts to renovate its aging fleet of passenger planes.
During a January 2016 visit to Paris by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Tehran signed a major contract with Airbus worth about $27 billion to buy 118 planes.
Later in June 2016, Iran sealed another deal worth around $25 billion with the US aerospace heavyweight, Boeing, for the purchase of 100 passenger planes.
In December 2016, the deal with Boeing was finalized, allowing Iran to buy 80 planes within 10 years.