The Cuban Aviation Corporation, the Antonov state enterprise, and the Motor Sich company signed a cooperation agreement for modernization An-2 aircraft on September 3.
"Under this agreement, the Cuban Aviation Corporation will create a manufacturing base for conversion of the existing fleet of An-2 aircraft in Cuba into the new An-2-100 modification equipped with MS-14 engines manufactured by the Motor Sich joint-stock company,” the Antonov state enterprise said in a press release.
According to the press release, 140 An-2 aircraft in total were delivered to Cuba.
In addition, the Antonov state enterprise will deliver the necessary units and components to Cuba under separate agreements with manufacturers. Engines and their components will be supplied by Motor Sich and AB-17 propellers by the Aerosil company (Russia). If necessary, Antonov will organize training for pilots and technical personnel and provide design supervision of the operation of the An-2-100 airplanes in Cuba.
As reported, Motor Sich’s President Viacheslav Boguslaev has said that the cost of upgrading one An-2 aircraft is about USD 850,000. Thus, the price of the aircraft after the upgrade will be about USD 1 million.