The first AN-158 jet en­ters op­er­a­tion

SP's MAI - - AEROSPACE DEVELOPMENTS -

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-

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