EghtesadOnline: Deputy minister of roads and urban development announced that the representatives of ATR- the French-Italian aircraft manufacturer- are to be in Tehran on Sunday.
Speaking to reporters on Saturday, Asghar Fakhriyeh-Kashan said that ATR will deliver three or four passenger planes to IranAir- the Airline of the Islamic Republic of Iran- by the end of the Iranian calendar year on March 20, IRNA reported.
After finalization of the deal valued at 400 million dollars for 20 passenger planes, the aircraft will be delivered to Iran, the official said.
On Jan 11, French Airbus also delivered the first plane to Iran under the deal between Iran and Airbus to purchase 100 passenger planes from the French manufacturer of civil aircraft, Fakhriyeh-Kashan went on to say.
He hoped that two other Airbus passenger planes would be delivered in March.
After announcement of ‘Implementation Day’ of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPAO) between Iran and six major world powers on January 16, 2016, the Iranian airlines started direct talks with the global aircraft manufacturing companies.
The preliminary contract between Iran and France's Airbus for purchase of 100 passenger planes was signed during the historic visit of the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to Paris in January, 2016.