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Cubana Receives Another ATR-42-300  
User currently offlineAirliner777 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 493 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 12 months 3 hours ago) and read 3537 times:

Hello world!

Browsing through the internet today I found this particular flight. Now, I am wondering if this is a new delivery for Cubana/Aerogaviota from Aerospatiale or an aircraft that flew "across the pond" for a Heavy Check?

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/C...0/history/20080921/1735Z/CYQI/MYNN

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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7703 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (5 years 12 months 3 hours ago) and read 3507 times:
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Quoting Airliner777 (Thread starter):
Now, I am wondering if this is a new delivery for Cubana/Aerogaviota from Aerospatiale or an aircraft that flew "across the pond" for a Heavy Check?

If you don't know that then what's with the thread title??



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User currently offlineMIgAiR54 From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 1721 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 12 months ago) and read 3359 times:

This airplane in not for Cubana.

Cubana 1550 is an ATR42-300 reg. CU-T1550, flying for Aerocaribbean but using a Cubana flight number, like when we fly to Nassau, CU250 or to Cancun. We use CU# because is easier to have all the documents.

I have flown that aircraft many times is 1 of our ATR42-300 others are CU-T1509 and CU-T1512. we also fly ATR72-200 and Aerogaviota has 3 ATR42-500.

This airplane is flying from Toulose, but we used to fly via South America. Usually, Caracas, Cayenne, Fortaleza, Cape Verda, Lanzarote and Toulose. It has been discused many times because north route is shorter but eastbound is more complicated because the winds.

Sometimes we have heavy checks in Montreal, Colombia or Manaus. Last heavy check, CU-T1512 was done in Montreal.


User currently offlineAirliner777 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 493 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3298 times:

Thanks for the very useful information "MIgAiR54". By the way, is Gaviota painting some of their aircrafts in full Cubana colors? I saw on TV the other day CU-T1240 and it was all Cubana scheme. It looked really nice. Any -72s for Gaviota anytime soon?

By the way, do you happen to know the full route across the North Atlantic for these ATRs?

Saludos!

Adel  bigthumbsup 


User currently offlineMIgAiR54 From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 1721 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3203 times:



Quoting Airliner777 (Reply 3):
is Gaviota painting some of their aircrafts in full Cubana colors?

No, one of them is wearing Cubana colors, mainly use for VIP transport with the Cuban Goverment, Aerogaviota belongs to the Cuban Air Force, they are militars, so I think that VIP must be Military personnel. It´s based in Playa Baracoa, but I saw them many times in Holguin and Santa Clara.

The route across the atlantic is made by ATR, because they guarantee full service during the route, but it should be Toulouse-Glasgow or Edimburg, Keflavik, Gander, Havana. Fuel it´s been checking all the time and route can change. Remember that cuban Airlines can´t use any USA airport.

Quoting Airliner777 (Reply 3):
Any -72s

No.

Aerocaribbean is planning to buy some new 72, but now they are waiting to see what happen with the new ATR72-600. Also due to the blockade service is worst and worst, many components are from the USA. So maybe they could change this ATR for any Russian or Chinese plane.


User currently offlineAirliner777 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 493 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3137 times:



Quoting MIgAiR54 (Reply 4):
So maybe they could change this ATR for any Russian or Chinese plane.

Most likely AN-148, correct?  airplane 


User currently offlineMIgAiR54 From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 1721 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3065 times:

An-148 is confirmed for cubana to replace An-24, and some An-26 operated by Aerogaviota.

The air force also operates some An-24&26, but I don´t know if the An-148 could be use like an An-26, In pax and Cargo config.


User currently offlineSIBILLE From Belgium, joined Jun 2005, 482 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2932 times:

MA-6O are also expected in the Cubana fleet. I think (as it's the "same" aircraft), they'll replace the An-24.
An-148 will replace Yak-42.


User currently offlineFCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2886 times:

This particular plane was delivered back , Dinard-KEF.Not sure the work has been made in TLS.
Dinard is a big maintenance center , on the ashes of TAT.


User currently offlineMIgAiR54 From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 1721 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2876 times:



Quoting FCKC (Reply 8):
Dinard-KEF.Not sure the work has been made in TLS.

yes, sorry but i forgot, this plane was flown to Dinard. My mistake.

Aerocaribbean has used, Toulouse, Napoles, Manaus, Montreal, Medellin and Dinard for heavy checks. And now ATR72-200 CU-T1548 is going to be done in Havana, like CU-T1547 was done.

It´s going to be done inside Cubana big hangar between terminal 3 and 5. And future ones will be done in Terminal 1 in the former Cubana small hangar, that now will be used by Aerocaribbean and a Spanish partner.

Quoting SIBILLE (Reply 7):
MA-6O are also expected in the Cubana fleet. I think (as it's the "same" aircraft), they'll replace the An-24.
An-148 will replace Yak-42.

It could be. But the idea is that Cubana retire all regional planes, and leave this market for Aerocaribbean and its ATR´s. Cubana will cover medium and long flights with the new Tu-204, IL-96 and some A-320 leased to TACA. But now they decide to buy some AN-148 to replace their YAK-42 fleet.


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