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HAVANA, February 22 (Itar-Tass) - The total volume of two agreements on supply of Russian planes to Cuba amounts to 650 million dollars, Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov told journalists on the results of the Russian-Cuban talks.
“The total volume for supply of planes is about 650 million dollars,” he said. “These are two agreements for supply of three An-158, three Il-96-400 and two Tu-204SM planes.”
An option agreement on supply of three An-158 plane was signed. As Manturov explained, these are the three planes which will be supplied apart from those that Cuba will receive already this year. “The first of them will be supplied in March, the second - - in June and the third - - in August,” the ministry’s head added.
According to the second agreement, three Il-96-400 planes, which will be remade from the cargo version into passenger one, and two Tu-204SM, which Cuba will receive after tests and certification, will be supplied to Cuba. Besides, the agreements, according to Manturov, envisage the supply of spare parts for the maintenance of those planes which are already in Cuba.