8-Jan-2013 Source: HeliHub.com
Vertical de Aviacion has added three Mi-8s to its fleet, believed to be part of its ongoing support flights in Afghanistan. In the last three years, US Dept of Defense has contracted the company to the value of $498 Million – see details.
The three Mi-8s have been acquired pre-owned, one from South Africa and two from China, and registered as follows
HK4857 Mil MI8MTV-1 (108M40)- previously in South Africa as ZS-HJK
HK4899 Mil Mi-171 (59489617122) – previously in China as B-7860
HK4900 Mil Mi-171 (59489617098)- previously in China as B-7858
Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com