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Castro Gets His Own Executive Il-96  
User currently offlineKatanapilot From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 170 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6802 times:

and another one for Cubana. at the end of the article, it says they are about to finalize 5 more airliners as well!

good for ilyushin. they really needed this. interesting they think that cuba could be a springboard for sales in central/south america!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4793048.stm

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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6745 times:

Good for Ilyushin, but where is Cubana getting the cash to pay for these airplanes?


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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26449 posts, RR: 75
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6734 times:

Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 1):
Good for Ilyushin, but where is Cubana getting the cash to pay for these airplanes?

From the article:

"To finance the deal, Cuba has paid 15% of the total sum up front, the rest coming from a 10-year loan from Russian banks."



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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6734 times:

Quote:
"To finance the deal, Cuba has paid 15% of the total sum up front, the rest coming from a 10-year loan from Russian banks."

Thanks - missed it completely!!



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User currently offlineLuisde8cd From Pitcairn Islands, joined Aug 2004, 2571 posts, RR: 31
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 6640 times:

Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 1):
but where is Cubana getting the cash to pay for these airplanes?

They get the cash from their oil exports. With the current price of crude oil beating records, oil gives you lots of money to buy planes.

Saludos desde Caracas,
Luis


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21516 posts, RR: 60
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 6632 times:

guess this rules out castro as the 1 ufo 787.  Wink


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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 6475 times:

Quote:
They get the cash from their oil exports. With the current price of crude oil beating records, oil gives you lots of money to buy planes.

Saludos desde Caracas,
Luis

Sounds like Uncle Hugo is giving Uncle Fidel a little spending cash. I don't recall Cuba having major oil exports...

Maybe one day when Cuba opens up to Americans I might get a chance to fly one of these Russian beauties.



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User currently offlineLuisde8cd From Pitcairn Islands, joined Aug 2004, 2571 posts, RR: 31
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6430 times:

Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 8):
Sounds like Uncle Hugo is giving Uncle Fidel a little spending cash. I don't recall Cuba having major oil exports...

Cuba gets discounted oil from Venezuela as part of the San Jose Energy Cooperation Agreement which is enough to cover Cuba's demands, but in addition to that agreement, Chavez sends a couple extra oil tankers a month to Cuba to pay the island for the couple hundred Cuban doctors that work in Venezuela (which are paid a salary also by the Venezuelan govt.).

Cuba re-exports this extra oil and earns huge profits. It's the greatest deal of the century for Cuba!

Saludos desde Caracas,
Luis


User currently offlineMD90fan From Bahamas, joined Jul 2005, 2931 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6303 times:

Good to see the IL-96 (or any russian bird) sell. What routes will CU use the IL-96's on? MAD,CCS,EZE? DME  wink 


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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13096 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5911 times:

As long (and hopefully for actually a very short time, don't forget he is elderly) as Castro is in power, he needs a long distance aircraft. He obiously cannot by Boeing or even Airbus (due to USA embargos) so what other kind of a/c can he buy? Yes, he is like any other despot who rapes financially his terribly poor and opressed citizens, living very well above the rest of society.

User currently offlineHoya From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 402 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5850 times:

I'm surprised that no one noticed the link to airliners.net on the BBC website. In the top right hand corner, under Related Internet Links, there is a link to 'Aviation Photos Il-96-300,' which leads directly to airliners.net pictures of Il-96s.


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User currently offlineSFOMEX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5723 times:

Let's go back to the thread.

This Il-96 looks impressive. I wonder if Castro will have the best presidential airplane in Latin America. As far as I know, Mexican President flies a 757 and Chavez (Venezuela) an A319. I believe that the Argentinean plane (Tango 1) is a 757, but I'm not sure.

What about other countries in South America? Any idea?

[Edited 2006-03-11 06:13:59]

User currently offlineDiamond From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3279 posts, RR: 63
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5699 times:

After deleting 24 individual posts within this thread that were either political, insutling or factually incorrect - it's time to lock this one down.


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