Airbus has completed its third air-bridge flight
between China and Europe.
The aircraft used on this mission, an A350-1000
test aircraft, returned to France with a cargo of 4 million face
masks on Sunday, 5 April.
A large majority of the masks will be
donated to the governments of France, Germany, Spain and the UK.
Since mid-March, the previous two missions were
performed by an A330-800 and an A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport
Airbus has also deployed an A400M and its Beluga fleet to
transport shipments of masks between its European sites, in
France, Germany, the UK and Spain.
"I would like to pay tribute to all the Airbus
teams, globally, supporting the fight against COVID19. They're
living our values in assisting those who are saving lives every
day," said Guillaume Faury, Airbus CEO. "Airbus is focused on the health and safety of its
employees and supporting its customers and the industry eco-system
with business continuity. At the same time Airbus is contributing
to many vital public and private services and working with
partners who rely on aircraft, helicopters, space and security
solutions to carry out life-saving missions in support of the
Making a Difference,