Russia’s Aviastar production plant has formally delivered Cuban carrier Cubana’s first Tupolev Tu-204-100CE freighter, after the jet landed at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport 2 August.

The Tu-204CE is part of an agreement with lessor Ilyushin Finance Company to supply two Tu-204 passenger aircraft and a freighter example to the carrier.


 Source: Eastline


Cubana’s first passenger model is expected to be handed over at the Moscow Air Show later this month.

Ilyushin Finance has also provided Cubana with three Ilyushin Il-96-300 long-haul jets.

Aviastar manufactured the Tu-204CE at the Ulyanovsk production facility. The company is delivering another version of the aircraft, the Rolls-Royce-powered Tu-204-120CE, to Air China Cargo.