Cuban dictatorship grounds its Antonov AN-158 fleet due to safety issues

An aircraft designed and built by a Soviet-era manufacturer combined with maintenance by a corrupt Soviet-era dictatorship that has little interest in safety but lots of interest in profit. What could possibly go wrong?

Via Aviator:

Cubana ordered to ground its AN-158 fleet

Cubana de Aviacion was ordered by government aviation regulators to ground its AN-158 fleet, effective 03 May 2018 due to recurring problems with the aircraft which affected safety. The Certificate of Airworthiness for the said aircraft was revoked as a result.

Cubana de Aviacion operated six AN-158s, which suffered from a series of mechanical failures and flight problems, as well as issues related to structural flaws. The aircraft were repeatedly grounded due to maintenance and lack of spare parts.

Only one AN-158 was operating as of April 2018.

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