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  • Russia completes 'hot and high' testing with Cubana Ilyushin Il-96-300 in Ecuador

    <P>Russian authorities are hoping to improve the commercial potential of the Ilyushin Il-96 family after completing ‘hot and high’ tests with a Cuban-operated example of the type in Ecuador.</P> <P>The tests involved one of the Il-96-300s, registered CU-T1251, delivered to Cuban flag-carrier Cubana de Aviación towards the end of last year.</P> <P>More than ten flights were conducted by the aircraft between Havana and the high-altitude airports at Quito and Latacunga – located some 2,800m (9,190ft) above sea level.</P> <P>The aircraft (pictured on Russian television below at the VASO plant in Voronezh at its roll-out ceremony) was equipped with Perm PS-90A engines. Perm was among the participants in the test, along with representatives from Ilyushin design bureau, the Interstate Aviation Committee, and Russian certification authorities.</P> <P></P> <P align=center><IMG style="WIDTH: 445px; HEIGHT: 297px" alt="" src="../assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=14319" border=0></P> <P>Perm says

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  • Uncommanded roll on Cubana Il-96 forced return to Gatwick

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  • PICTURE: Cubana takes delivery of first Tu-204 freighter

    <P>Russia’s Aviastar production plant has formally delivered Cuban carrier Cubana’s first <A ...

  • Pictures: First Tupolev Tu-204 for Cubana prepared for delivery

    The first Tupolev Tu-204 for Cuba's Cubana is among several of the twinjet airliners being...

  • News Listings for Cubana

  • Avianca ups Havana flights

    News | 25 Jul 2014 15:32 | Ghim-Lay Yeo

    ​Avianca has increased the frequency of flights between Bogota and Havana.
  • Used jet aircraft transactions: 30 June - 7 July 2014

    News | 07 Jul 2014 09:30 | Olivier Bonnassies

    ​Novus Aviation sells 777 to Commerz Real
  • Used jet aircraft transactions: 9-16 June 2014

    News | 16 Jun 2014 09:00 | Olivier Bonnassies

    ​Deucalion Capital acquires more narrowbodies
  • Cubana receives first upgraded An-158

    News | 30 Apr 2014 15:24 | Tom Zaitsev

    Cuban national carrier Cubana has taken delivery of the first upgraded Antonov An-158 variant.
  • Aeroflot carries out last Il-96 flights

    News | 03 Apr 2014 06:00 | Tom Zaitsev

    ​Aeroflot has completed the phasing out of Ilyushin Il-96-300 widebodies from revenue services.
  • SINGAPORE: ​IFC-supplied Tu-204Cs launch Transaero cargo business

    News | 03 Feb 2014 17:08 | Vladimir Karnozov

    The only new Russian-built narrowbody jets to go to a commercial airline during 2013 were the Tupolev Tu-204-100C freighters supplied by Ilyushin Finance (IFC) to Russia’s second largest airline Transaero. The nation’s largest aircraft lessor, which has placed more than 50 commercial jets with airline customers, purchased two of the aircraft from UAC’s Aviastar-SP plant in Ulianovsk and subsequently provided them on financial lease terms to the airline. This enabled Transaero, which had previously operated only passenger jets – including three Tu-214s on financial lease from IFC – to expand its market presence into the cargo sector.