Iran Air has placed a firm order for 20 ATR 72-600s and taken options on a further 20, valued at €1 billion ($1.1 billion) at list prices. The aircraft order, which was signed on Feb. 1 in Teheran, follows the lifting of international sanctions on Iran earlier in January and builds on an order for 118 Airbus aircraft that was announced on Jan. 28. ATR said commercial discussions were held in Rome and Paris during a visit from Iranian president Hassan Rohani and the country’s ...

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