EghtesadOnline: The Iranian flag carrier’s second regional flight with ATR 72-600 aircraft was operated on Thursday, leaving Tabriz International Airport in East Azarbaijan Province for Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan.
EghtesadOnline: The government’s Economic Council last week approved a proposal of Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi, based on which the government is to issue 10 trillion rials ($70 million) worth of bonds and sukuk for financing Iran Air’s new plane orders.
EghtesadOnline: Italy’s aerospace giant Leonardo SpA says ATR, which it co-owns with France’s Airbus SE, is in talks with alternative buyers for the remaining aircraft in a €1 billion ($1.6 billion) deal with Iran, which it can no longer deliver due to sanctions.
EghtesadOnline: The Franco-Italian planemaker ATR Aircraft delivered five new ATR 72-600 planes to Iran Air on Saturday and the jets landed in Tehran a day later on Sunday, which move is interpreted by Iran Air's CEO as a proof of European Union’s ability to support businesses against unruly US sanctions.
EghtesadOnline: Five new ATR planes are expected to land in Tehran’s Mehrabad International Airport on Sunday 9:00 local time.
EghtesadOnline: Photos of at least six brand new ATR 72-600 turboprops made for Iran in the vicinity of Toulouse-Blagnac Airport have surfaced on aviation media outlets in recent days, raising hopes for the possibility of last-minute deliveries before the reimposition of US sanctions against Iran, which is due on August 6.
EghtesadOnline: A top US official said the US government is unlikely to issue any licenses that would allow companies like Airbus and ATR to continue supporting aircraft in service with Iranian airlines.
EghtesadOnline: Europe’s ATR is urging the Trump administration to unblock the export of about six regional planes to Iran, warning of “serious damage” to its finances from the breakdown of deals negotiated with Washington’s approval before a change of foreign policy.
EghtesadOnline: ATR has applied for a new export license from the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control to allow it to deliver the final 12 ATR 72s of an order for 20 of the 70-seat turboprops placed in 2016 by Iran Air, the Franco-Italian company confirmed on Monday, aviation media company AINonline reported.
EghtesadOnline: Regional aircraft manufacturer ATR has to give up delivering the remainder of the aircraft ordered by Iran because of the reinstatement of US sanctions, French daily Le Figaro quoted the company’s chief executive officer, Christian Scherer, as saying.