Khanty-Mansiysk – UTair Aviation JSC prolonged a contract stipulating aviation support to the peace process in Sudan (Africa).
The contract has been extended for eight months during which six Mi-8T and two Mi-8MTV helicopters of UTair will be transporting passengers, cargo, as well as serve for rescue and medical purposes.
Six Mi-8T helicopters are in Sudan now operating in line with a contract signed in 2004. Another two Mi-8MTV helicopters are supposed to leave Tyumen for their new base of Khartum, the capital of Sudan.
UTair helicopters will begin working on January 22, 2005. Today, 18 helicopters of the Russian airline company continue providing transportation services to UN peacekeeping forces in a number of African countries.
One helicopter is now in Liberia, three in Sierra Leone, two in Congo, three in Eritrea, and two in Cote d’Ivoire.