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?
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 The Certificate of Airworthiness for the said aircraft was revoked as a result.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.
Continue reading HERE.