The Airbus Foundation, in collaboration with
Aviation Sans Frontières and Mexican airlines Viva Aerobus and
Volaris, have joined forces to transport and donate 336,000
surgical masks and 6,560 face shields to the Mexican Red Cross.
The Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will
help support Mexicos ongoing fight against COVID19 in Mexico.
The surgical masks have been donated to
the Red Cross in the Mexican state of Nuevo León whilst the
surgical masks and face shields have been given to the Mexican Red
Cross in Mexico City.
Both airlines leveraged their latest
A320neo deliveries originating from Airbus global headquarters in
The flights follow recent relief efforts led by
the Airbus Foundation in early July, when 23 tons of humanitarian
supplies were flown to Panama on an A330neo flight test aircraft
in partnership with the International Federation of Red Cross and
Red Crescent Societies, UNICEF in coordination with WFP GLC. These
goods were allocated to different countries in Latin America to
support the most vulnerable populations affected by COVID19.
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