Iran civil air fleet adds 54 new planes
Nakhjavani noted 31 planes had been added to the country's aircraft fleet in the first ten months of the current Iranian calendar year (starting March 21, 2010).
Iran's Ministry of Road and Transport has announced that 18 of the country's newly incorporated aircraft are domestically registered wide-body planes. The ministry says 36 narrow-body planes were also added to the fleet, of which 14 are domestically registered.
Since the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran the United Sates has imposed sanctions against the country's civil aviation industry.
Based on US sanctions, international companies are banned from selling aircraft or the spare parts needed to maintain Iran's civilian air fleet to the country.