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Iran suspends operations with ATR 72-200 and -500 aircraft in wake of fatal accident
23 February 2018

The Civil Aviation Organization of Islamic Republic of Iran (CAO.IRI) reported that operations involving ATR 72-200 and -500 aircraft were suspended in the country.

While the investigation into the fatal accident of Iran Aseman Airlines flight 3704 on February 18, is ongoing, it was decided to suspend operations of the type until further notice. The decision was published on February 22, 2018.

The only operator of this aircraft type in Iran is Iran Aseman Airlines. The airline owns three ATR 72-212 aircraft and two ATR 72-500’s.
Iran Air has recently taken delivery of brand new ATR 72-600 aircraft. Flights with these aircraft are not suspended.