Moscow, Havana in talks over Russian Il-96 aircraft deliveries

havana-live-IL 96HAVANA, Nov. 19th (Sputnik)  Moscow is currently discussing with Havana the possibility of selling the country its Il-96 passenger aircraft, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Thursday.

“Cuba has been a regular purchaser of our aviation equipment, we are currently negotiating on large planes, I mean Il-96 assembled in Voronezh specifically for Cuba,” Rogozin told Rossiya-24 television.

He added that commercial cooperation with Cuba is being conducted using loans linked to the supply of equipment from Russia.

The Ilyushin Il-96 is a long-haul wide-body aircraft powered by four PS-90 two-shaft turbofan jet engines.