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Ilyushin Il-96 Cubana Aircraft Returns to Home, After 14 Months

Ilyushin Il-96 Cubana Aircraft Returns to Home, After 14 Months

CU-T1250, registered as Ilyushin Il-96-300 of Cubana de Aviación, made its landing at José Martí International Airport (HAV) in Havana, Cuba, following a fourteen-month absence from the island. It was the airline’s second recovered aircraft, and its arrival signaled the end of its inspection period in Russia.

Cuba had not been able to maintain its fleet due to a shortage of parts for its aircraft made in Russia. Executives at Cubana de Aviación blamed the US sanctions for this challenge.

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Experts and specialists from Russia and Cuba completed a 14-month-long general repair of the device, making improvements to the air navigation, security systems, and overall comfort while also raising the level of services provided on board.

December 2nd saw the departure of CU-T1250 from Moscow-Zhukovsky International Airport. En route to Havana, the aircraft passed through Finnish, Norwegian, and Arctic airspace before touching down in Gander, Canada (YQX).

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As a result of the crisis between Russia and Ukraine, Spain has placed restrictions on Russian models, so it is currently unclear when the airline will start operating to Argentina and Spain again.

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