Iran Air took delivery of its first new aircraft, an A321, from a historic 100-aircraft Airbus order on Jan. 11. The A321 is the first delivery of a long-awaited 100-strong Airbus order, comprising 46 A320s, 38 A330s and 16 A350s, that was finalized Dec. 22. All photos provided by Airbus.
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