Thats what Cubana operates, what they charter is different....thats just how its posting....sorry to annoy you so much
CUBANA operated a 3-x strong fleet of DC-10-30, KSSU’s standard, from 1993 to 2002. Planes were leased to AOM French Airlines..
Technical/Commercial Crew & Mx were listed in AOM french authorization lists, after approving all neccesary, very hard, french requirements.
All necessaries parts had to be bring from Europe. If a small Bolt could not be deferred at least as a “C” MEL, (10 Days), PLANE SHOULD BE GROUNDED.,
In September 2000, reverser to engine attachment bolts were requiered, since most of the originals bolts were out of tolerance. This bolts were speciall one, and the only place we found them available was at GE Cincinatti.
GE refused to sell bolts on a “Embargo Basis” to a French Company for a french’s registered plane, jeopardizing safety!!!! . Bolts were not overstressed. French. & Cubana’s Authorities agree and a/c was grounded, with subsequent revenue lost. Required bolts were removed from an engine in France and sent to La Havana
AOM received plenty of letters complaining to them for “breaking” embargo’s rules. I clearly remember, letter from Sonny, yes SONNY, which videos reproductors came installed for emergency videos display. They just don’t want that their reproductors were used on CUBANA’s equipment!!!
While I did not support them and do not support now, Cuban’Goverment and his policies, I never understood ethical side of embargo that can place simple people live on danger.
These rules are still in force TODAY and do not allow CUBANA’s to buy or lease newer planes, and not only Boeings, Airbus neither, since so many american licences on Airbus. That is the reason why, CUBANA owns only Russian made planes and when lease, can’t get newer versions or lease from renamed international Lesors as ILFC... It’s not fair to blame Cubana for that situation. It’s also very easy to blame Pilots, FA, Mx and other professionals quickly as unprofessional.
“An4; IL18; IL6; Tu5; D10; MD11; MD83; B32; B34: B37; B744; B748; B752; B763; B772; B773; B77W; A320; A332; A333; A342; A343.
"A NO" is a positive answer., "DON'T KNOW" is not. My Tutor (a wise man)
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