MalevTU134 wrote:And who will order it? CU don't want any (more). SU is past that phase. Bobby is no longer in charge in Zimbabwe (although family is involved in Zimbabwe Airways). It's too big for JS. The Iranians can get Airbus nowadays. And V0 (Conviasa) has too much widebody metal rotting away already in the sun at CCS...
mark1484 wrote:Cubana has two out of four IL96 in service. Rumour has it that they may get a third back in to service.
JackMeahoff wrote:The Cubana Il-96s are sitting at HAV in various states of disrepair. Almost look like they are being parted out. If I remember correctly Cubana was the biggest foreign buyer of the Il-96.
F27500 wrote:Another silly waste -- no one buys (or trusts) Russian planes any more -- plus reconstituting an old model with maybe some new engines? Who would be fooled by that? The 96 was a flop to begin with.
gzm wrote:Perhaps if the Russians had the technology to make big-fan engines it would have been less of a failure but for some strange reason they don't have it. Could you make this clear? Why is it so?
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