EghtesadOnline: Iran Air has published the image of an Airbus A330, which is said to be parked in France’s Chateauroux-Centre “Marcel Dassault” Airport and painted in the flag carrier’s livery.
“Iran Air’s new A330 has been spotted … Awaits delivery!” reads a late-Friday tweet from Iran Air’s official handle. Iran Air received an Airbus A321 on January 12, which marked the first delivery from western planemakers after the nuclear deal.
A background check of the A330 shows the plane was initially built for the Sao Paulo-based Avianca airline, which canceled its order before delivery. The delivered A321 was also sold to Iran after it was canceled by another buyer.
Iran Air says it hopes to receive at least two aircraft in addition to the one it received earlier from Airbus by the end of the current Iranian year (March 20, 2017). After the nuclear deal was signed, Iran Air ordered 100 airliners from Airbus and 80 from Boeing and is close to a deal to buy 20 turboprop aircraft from Toulouse-based ATR, according to Financial Tribune.