Antonov resumes cooperation with Cuba

Антонов возобновляет сотрудничество с Кубой

The Ukrainian An-158

Ukrainian aviakontserna returned to service six aircraft An-158 to Cuban air carrier.

The state enterprise Antonov returns to the six service regional jet passenger aircraft Cuban airline Cubana de Aviacion. About it reports a press-service of state enterprise on Friday, July 19.

Based on the terms of the contract with the leasing company South American Aircraft Leasing S. A. (SAAL), Panama, at the first stage the specialists of the enterprise already carried out a technical assessment of all aircraft An-158 to Cuban air carrier. After completion of these works will begin the second phase to restore the airworthiness of six aircraft.

The results of this phase will be formed “technical kit” – spare parts warehouse, which will help in smooth operation of these aircraft. The first two An-158 is planned to recover in the first quarter of 2020.

Antonov reminded that the delivery of planes An-158 to Cuba began in April 2013. The sixth car was delivered to the customer in 2015. Warranty period for the Ukrainian company ended in 2017. Now the cooperation is resumed.

Earlier it was reported that the Ukrainian interior Ministry will buy 13 aircraft An-178 Ukrainian production.


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