The first AN-158 jet enters operation
On April 18, 2013, a ceremony of the AN-158 first regional jet delivery to Cubana de Aviación Airline, Cuba, was held. This aircraft with 97-seat layout, ordered by Ilyshin Finance Company, was constructed at the Antonov serial plant. This Russian leasing company provides the AN-158 delivery to the Cuban company on terms of leasing.
Events were held with participation of Mykola Azarov, Prime Minister of Ukraine. In his speech he said : “Today we are handing over the first AN-158 serial aircraft. This means that Ukrainian aviation building is reviving. This magnificent aircraft will continue good traditions of Antonov Design Bureau, Antonov plant and all our country. An advanced future is to be open towards the enterprise”.
Ricardo Castillan Miranda, Vice Presi-