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Publish Date: 19:58 - 12 January 2017
Iranian Minister of Road and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi said on Thursday that the country would take delivery of the two more Airbus A-330 by the end of the Iranian calendar year (which ends on March 20, 2017).
Minister: Iran to receive two more Airbus A-330 in coming monthsHe said that Iran would also receive 9 Airbus A-321 and A-330 planes.

"This year 2 Airbus A-330 planes, and next year 9 Airbus A-321 and A-330 will be added to Iran’s air fleet,” he said.

He noted that several ATR planes would arrive in the country as soon as the agreement is signed.

Iran received the first plane purchased from the European giant aircraft maker Airbus following a landmark nuclear deal reached between Tehran and the six world powers.  

Iran Air Chairman Farhad Parvaresh took delivery of the new A321 in Colomiers near the French city of Toulouse on Wednesday.

The 189-seat plane, painted in Iran Air's livery, is the first of 100 planes purchased under a December deal worth $18 billion.

Iran signed the deal with Airbus to purchase planes after the US removed a ban on selling Iran passenger aircraft and spare parts following the nuclear agreement signed between Tehran and the P5+1 group of countries in July 2015.

Under the nuclear deal, dubbed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran undertook to put restrictions on its nuclear program in exchange for the removal of nuclear-related sanctions imposed against the country.

Iran's flag carrier has also signed a similar deal with Boeing for 80 jetliners that will not be expected to arrive in the country until 2018. Iran Air is also expected to seal an order for 20 turboprops from Europe's ATR.

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