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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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  • Russia ponders Abu Dhabi link-up for new Cuban airport

    News | 25 Feb 2015 18:23 | Tom Zaitsev

    ​Russia's government is discussing plans for co-operation with Abu Dhabi investors to develop a new airport in Cuba.
  • Antonov readies regional jets for Cuban and North Korean airlines

    News | 30 Jan 2015 16:50 | Tom Zaitsev

    Antonov is poised to deliver two newly built An-148/158 regional twinjets to the national carriers of Cuba and North Korea.
  • Iberia schedules Cuban return

    News | 27 Jan 2015 14:21 | Oliver Clark

    Iberia will resume flights to Cuban capital Havana in June, following a two-year hiatus, and is also set to add two new long-haul destinations in Colombia.
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    News | 26 Jan 2015 10:32 | Olivier Bonnassies

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  • Air Europa expresses interest in US-Cuba flights

    News | 23 Dec 2014 20:11 | Rainer Uphoff

    ​Air Europa has expressed interest in operating flights between Havana and Miami if US-Cuban relations in the future allow the airline to do so.
  • Cubana to expand fleet with leased Russian aircraft

    News | 23 Dec 2014 16:06 | Tom Zaitsev

    Cubana is to expand its fleet with one narrowbody and one widebody.