One billion euro deal with Iran Air for new generation ATR
ATR has signed an agreement with Iran Air for the sale of 20 new generation ATR 72-600 and an option for 20 more, valued at one billion euro. In addition to ensuring the highest standards of comfort and reliability, the supply of the ATR 72-600 will contribute to the expansion of air traffic in Iran, strengthening regional transport in the country, where the first ATR was sold in 1992.
The ATR 72-600 is an aircraft able to operate in very different environments including small airfields, unpaved runways and mountainous regions. It has between 68 and 78 seats, with a maximum takeoff weight of 23,000 kg, a maximum load of 7,500 kg and nearly 1,700 kilometres as the maximum range with a full passenger load.
Since 2010, ATRs have been the bestselling aircraft with 90 seats or less worldwide. They represent 37% of all aircraft sales in this category (77% if only turboprop planes are taken into consideration). In 2015, ATR received its 1500th firm order since the beginning of the programme.
Again in 2015, 12 new operators chose the new -600 series allowing the Company to pass the threshold of 200 operators (all models included) from nearly 100 countries worldwide.
ATR has started 2016 with a backlog of 260 aircraft, which amounts to a total value of 6.6 billion dollars, which accounts for approximately three years of production.