Air International 2017-03
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Main: Commercial
This photo, taken at Tehran Mehrabad Airport on January 19, 2017, shows the first commercial flight using Iran Air’s initial A321 EP-IFA, with the city of Tehran in the background.
Airbus formally delivered Iran Air’s first A321 during a handover ceremony in Toulouse on January 11, 2017.
A321 EP-IFA at Iran Air’s facility at Mehrabad Airport following its delivery.
Iran Air’s Chief Executive Officer says the arrival of the new aircraft symbolises how the lifting of sanctions can bring results for Iranian citizens.
Iran Air is due to receive 98 aircraft from Airbus, among which are 20 Airbus A320 family jets and 24 Airbus A320neos.
The Iran Air A321 is configured with 194 seats, each of which have in-flight entertainment screens - a first for Iran Air.
By early November 2016 the three flight test aircraft had completed about 20% of the E190-E2 certification process; approximately 21,000 hours of testing using specialised static test rigs had also been completed.
The first prototype E2, PT-ZEY(c/n 20001), pictured during its May 23, 2016 first flight.
The E190-E2 is scheduled to enter ser­vice in 2018, followed by the E195-E2 in 2019 and the E175-E2 in 2021.
Two of the three E190-E2s involved in the flight test campaign: these aircraft will be joined by a fourth prototype in early 2017.
The 23,000lb (102kN) thrust PW1900G powers the E190-E2; the same engine will also power the E195-E2 while the 17,000lb (75kN) thrust PW1700G will be fitted to the E175-E2
The E190-E2 is optimised for 97 to 114 seats, the E195-E2 for 120 to 146 seats and the E175-E2 for 80 to 90 seats.
Compared to the earlier E-Jet the overhead stow­age bins have been enlarged and can accept the standard roll-on cabin bag, stowed wheels first.