Venezuela receives more Y-8s

The Venezuelan Air Force received in early July the second batch of two Shaanxi Y-8F-200W transport aircraft from China.  They are part of a contract for eight aircraft ordered in late 2011 to reinforce the tactical transport aircraft fleet of the force and will serve with the Grupo Aéreo de Transporte No.6 at El Libertador Air Base, in Palo Negro. The first two had been delivered by the end of 2012 and the others are expected to arrive during 2013. Santiago Rivas