The Airbus Foundation, together with the Chilean
Red Cross, Servicios Aereos Kipreos and Servicios Aereos SumaAir,
collaborated to transport more than 600 kilograms of medical
supplies, including facemasks, face shields and other Personal
Protection Equipment (PPE) needed to support the ongoing fight
against the COVID19 pandemic.
Servicios Aereos Kipreos and the Chilean Red Cross
conducted the first mission using an H125 to fly from Santiago to
Temuco with 155 kg of supplies.
The second mission operated by Servicios Aereos SumaAir, together with the Chilean Red Cross,
transported 465 kg of the PPE to Antofagasta, Alto Hospicio and
Iquique, also with an H125.
The medical supplies delivered by the H125 will
equip Chilean Red Cross volunteers supporting frontline efforts.
Supplies will also be distributed to vulnerable citizens, along
with other critical goods, such as food and hygiene kits.
These missions 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 and Air France-KLM. The goods were
allocated to different countries in Latin America to support the
most vulnerable populations affected by COVID19.
Airbus employees throughout Latin America have
also joined forces to combat COVID19, by helping produce personal
protective equipment in high demand for first responders. In
Mexico, the Airbus team produced face shields to donate to
volunteer workers of its Armed Forces.
In Brazil, Helibras engineers, Airbusí Brazilian
helicopter subsidiary, produced face protection shields using 3D
printing technology and donated them to a hospital in Itajuba,
where the company is based.
How's Business in Myanmar? Interview with Torsten Edens, SVP of