Cuba Business

Cuba buys two more Il-96-300 Russian jets

Posted March 28, 2006 by publisher in Cuba Business.


Cuba`s flagship airline will buy five more Russian jets, with PS90A engines, the newest engines available.

Cubana de Aviacion will buy two Il-96-300s, two Tu-205-100s and a Tu-204S, Novosti said Monday. The PS90A engine being installed on all five jets is made by Permskiye Motory, which is based in Perm.

The Cuban carrier has already bought two Il-96-300s powered with PS90A engines as part of a contract between Russian leasing company Ilyushin Finance Co. and Cuba`s state-owned Aviaimport SA.

Member Comments

On March 28, 2006, publisher wrote:

Recently, Cuba bought two Presidential jets from Russia. Just a coincidence or is the country gearing up for more air travel? If so, is that tourist travel in or government travel out?