Informacion economica sobre Cuba

Ukraine leases An-158 jetliner to Cuba

Source: XINHUA | 2013-4-18

KIEV, April 18 (Xinhua) — Ukraine has leased an An-158 regional

jetliner to the state-run Cuban Aviation Enterprise.

"I am very pleased that we are starting today the serial production of

the An-158 plane. It means, that the aircraft industry in Ukraine

revives," Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said Thursday at the handover


The jet was one of 10 An-158 aircrafts that will be leased to Cuba under

a 2010 contract with the Ukrainian design bureau Antonov and the Russian

leasing company Ilyushin Finance Co..

The planes, manufactured by the Kiev-based firm Antonov, will be

delivered to Cuba between 2013 and 2014. They will service Cuban

domestic flights and routes connecting the island with the Caribbean and

Central America.

An An-158 jet, which costs from 20 to 30 million U.S. dollars depending

on equipment, is designed to carry 99 passengers and has a range of

3,000 kilometers.

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