TEHRAN (FNA)- The French-Italian ATR plane manufacturer has delivered its advanced passenger plane to Iran's national flag carrier, Iran Air.
The ATR72-600 A/C passenger plane was delivered to Iran's representative at the presence of CEO of Iran Air, national flag carrier, Farhad Parvaresh and ATR's financial manager Giovanni Tramparulo in the French city of Toulouse earlier on Tuesday.
Tramparulo said that his company takes pride in delivering aircraft to Iran which meet the needs of the country in regional flights.
In relevant remarks in April, Parvaresh said that the Iranian airline would receive four ATR aircraft within three weeks given that the deadline for the French-Italian aircraft manufacturer has expired for a week.
Parvaresh also noted that, as per the contract with Boeing, the first Boeing 777 Wide-body jet airliner will be delivered to Iran Air in a year time.
He also pointed to the latest status of the negotiations with the largest German airline Deutsche Lufthansa AG, and said, "Not long ago, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed with Lufthansa on technical and operational training, catering and corporate restructuring as well as business cooperation; the agreement was recently implemented in the commercial sector though talks are still underway on other provisions."
The French-Italian ATR plane manufacturer has signed a contract with Iran Air to provide it with 20 planes. This is a third plane manufacturer after Airbus and Boeing had successfully signed lucrative deals with Iran. Efforts to sign a deal with Brazilian manufacturer Embraer had been uninspiring and plans were abandoned in favor of Airbus and Boeing.