Ukrainian company refurbishing Angolan Il-76
Written by defenceWeb, Monday, 09 January 2017
The aircraft arrived at the Bila Tserkva airfield in the Ukraine on 23 December, after flying from Angola.
Refurbishment work is being carried out by Aviamir, at the Belotserkovsky Cargo Aircraft Complex (BVAK) and involves extending the aircraft’s operational life, BVAK said in a statement. The company has previously repaired An-72s and An-74s operated by Angola, which is believed to have two Il-76s and seven An-72/74s in service. Aviamir has previously carried out work on an Angolan Il-76TD and Republic of Congo Il-76TD.
Aviamir specialises in maintenance and life extension of Il-76 and An-12 platforms.
Other Angolan transport aircraft include several An-12s, An-26s, C212s, PC-6s and BN-2A Islanders.
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