Pratt & Whitney engines will power passenger airplanes sold by European airplane manufacturer ATR to Iran Air, the latest deal following Iran's nuclear accord with world powers that ended sanctions barring such sales.
ATR spokesman David Vargas told the Associated Press the deal is for the 20 ATR 72-600s, a twin-propeller aircraft, and said Iran Air had an option to purchase another 20.
The lifting of economic sanctions in 2015 came after Iran agreed to limit its enrichment of uranium. That opened a promising market for products made by Pratt, Boeing, and others in the West, an aerospace industry analyst said Thursday.
The ATR 72-600 planes are made by Avions de Transport Regional, a France-based partnership of Airbus Industrie and Italy's Leonardo S.p.A. Two PW127M engines, built by Pratt & Whitney Canada, power each planes.
A Pratt official Thursday declined comment on the deal, which by its standards is relatively modest...
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