Re: Cubana DC-10

From:         rcarpen@dgsys.com (Robert J. Carpenter)
Organization: Digital Gateway Systems
Date:         27 Jun 96 12:56:57 
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Steve Howie (showie@uoguelph.ca) wrote:
> According to the Cuban government Web page, under Cubana, they indicate
> they operate a DC-10 for international flights. Given the less than rosy
> relations between the two governments, I wonder if anyone has information
> on how Cubana gets their spares for this plane, given that the trade
> embargo would probably preclude this sort of dealing? I know the Cubans
> were very resourceful in keeping '57 Chevies running by fabricating
> spares, but I sincerely hope this philosophy wouldn't extend to a jetliner

I saw a DC-10 at FDF in February which had CUBANA on the port side and "AOM"
(I think) on the starboard!  Thus it would seem that there is some sort
of part-time rental arrangement with the French airline Avions d'Outre Mer.

Does this help?

	Bob Carpenter  w3otc@amsat.org