The first production of An-158 painted in the livery of Cubana Airlines

The world's first production aircraft An-158, assembled at the production plant in Kiev, Antonov (AVIANT), was a livery and registration CU-T1710 of the future operator — Cuban airline Cubana.

Already since May 1, this 99-seat aircraft to replace the Airbus A319 airliners on the local lines from Havana to Santiago de Cuba and Guantanamo.

GP Antonov plans to deliver six aircraft to Cuba AN-158 during the years 2013-2014 through a leasing company Ilyushin Finance Co., explained in the press service of the company. The first airliner is already assembled. March 20, he made the first test flight.

Previously announced plans provided for its delivery to the customer before the end of 2012. In February 2013 GP Antonov passed the North Korean airline Air Koryo first aircraft An-148. Details of the transaction and the number of aircraft ordered by the DPRK officially voiced.


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