November 5 - Air Charter Service (ACS) has transported two Mil Mi-8 MTV helicopters from Africa to Europe for a refit.
Justin Lancaster, commercial director at ACS, explained: "We transported the helicopters on an Ilyushin IL-76 to Europe where they will be renovated. This type of helicopter is used by almost 70 different nations' militaries and police forces around the world as it is such a versatile aircraft. Depending on the configuration, it is able to carry up to 24 people or up to 4 tonnes of cargo."
He added: "These two in particular were a little dilapidated and in serious need of some TLC as you can see from the photos. The client had arranged for a specialist in Europe to take a look at them and bring them back to their former glory."