Airplane maker ATR selling 20 aircraft to Iran

Tehran, Iran • European airplane manufacturer ATR said Thursday it sealed a $536-million sale with Iran Air for at least 20 aircraft, the latest aviation firm to strike a deal following Iran’s nuclear accord with world powers. ATR spokesman David Vargas confirmed the finalized deal for the 20 ATR 72-600s, a twin-propeller aircraft, and said Iran Air had an option to purchase another 20. “They will definitely help Iran Air to modernize and develop regional connectivity across the country,” Vargas...

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