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First Cubana AN-158 Rolls Out

Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:21 pm

Cubana, the launch customer of the Antonov An-158 will be introducing the new regional jet aircraft next month. The first An-158 in service will be flying HAV to Santiago de Cuba and to Guantánamo city.

The Antonov An-158 is a stretched fuselage version of the An-148. The regional jet successfully completed its first flight on April 28, 2010.

Source: http://airlineroute.net/2013/03/25/cu-a58-update1/


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RE: First Cubana AN-158 Rolls Out

Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:20 am

First Cubana or first AA??? Can't tell from the pic!

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Actually, looks sleek and modern. I like it!
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Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:47 am

So new, it's not on this site's aircraft tech data & specs.....

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.....with Airbus style winglets, no less...    ...although pax won't be too keen on it doing these.....

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RE: First Cubana AN-158 Rolls Out

Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:19 pm

Looks like the navigation system might be Honeywell?
 
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Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:43 pm

What other airlines have ordered these planes? They look sharp. I doubt any US firms would order one, but I can wish.
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RE: First Cubana AN-158 Rolls Out

Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:22 pm

Looks great. I wonder why BAe let the 146 die instead of making it a twin. Would have looked somethin like this plane.
 
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RE: First Cubana AN-158 Rolls Out

Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:28 pm

How it will get to Cuba? Is it allowed to fly over US airspace?
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RE: First Cubana AN-158 Rolls Out

Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:31 pm

Quoting SOBHI51 (Reply 6):
How it will get to Cuba? Is it allowed to fly over US airspace?

That shouldn't be a problem, since Cubana flies to Canada over US airspace on daily basis. Just wish this aircraft had the range to come and visit at YYZ.
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RE: First Cubana AN-158 Rolls Out

Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:47 pm

Quoting AR385 (Reply 5):
I wonder why BAe let the 146 die instead of making it a twin

They were working on it, but then 9/11 happened, orders for the RJX were cancelled, and they decided not to pursue it any further.
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RE: First Cubana AN-158 Rolls Out

Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:47 pm

Looks like a larger version of the Dornier 328:


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RE: First Cubana AN-158 Rolls Out

Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:19 am

Quoting falstaff (Reply 4):
What other airlines have ordered these planes? They look sharp. I doubt any US firms would order one, but I can wish.

AFAIK mainly airlines in the formet "Soviet area of influence". One of its attractive selling points - for certain countries - is its low (or even lack of?) Western/US content, and therefore not subject to US export restrictions. It is also attractive for customers wanting or having to "buy Russian/Ukrainian", as the SSJ100 is deemed to have too much Western content.
Of course one of its disadvantages is that it competes for the same market with the SSJ100, which IMO is the superior aircraft, and certainly the one with the better chances to get Western orders.

Quoting g500 (Reply 3):
Looks like the navigation system might be Honeywell?

I highly doubt it - see above. Low/no Western content by design + Cuban customer on top of that = no way a US-made Honeywell system can be on that plane.
 
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RE: First Cubana AN-158 Rolls Out

Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:21 pm

Is Cubana the only airline who ordered the AN-158? There are a lot of orders for the AN-148, but I don't know about an-158 orders. Any info about it?
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RE: First Cubana AN-158 Rolls Out

Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:25 pm

Beautiful bird, maybe I get to fly one of these too when I some day visit Cuba again, hopefully this time with Cubana IL-96.
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RE: First Cubana AN-158 Rolls Out

Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:03 am

Quoting falstaff (Reply 4):

Well , a panamenian Company ordered 15 AN-148 , but I think they will send them to Africa. I'm not sure about the destination.
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RE: First Cubana AN-158 Rolls Out

Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:19 am

Quoting lollomz (Reply 11):
Is Cubana the only airline who ordered the AN-158? There are a lot of orders for the AN-148, but I don't know about an-158 orders. Any info about it?

Air Koryo will receive an An-158 in May or June this year. They have an An-148 already and will receive a second one soon.
 
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RE: First Cubana AN-158 Rolls Out

Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:09 pm

18-04-2013 / The First AN−158 Has Entered into Operation:

http://www.antonov.com/news/253
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