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Ecuadorian Army receives M28 Skytruck

31 August 2018

The Ecuadorian Army Aviation service officially received a Sikorsky/PZL M28 Skytruck aircraft (registered AEE-208) on 28 August at its base at Pastaza, where its Aviation Group No 44 is headquartered.

The new aircraft arrived in Ecuador four days previously at Shell Mera, where it conducted training flights with Polish instructors.

The M28 will replace the IAI Arava in Ecuadorian service, with its short-take-off and landing capabilities necessary for paratroop operations from Amazonian airstrips.

Purchase of the aircraft was completed in April 2018, making Ecuador the first Latin American country to acquire an M28.

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