Airbus has deployed an A350 which left Toulouse, France on Friday the 3rd April and reached the Airbus site Tianjin, China. In the fight against COVID-19 Airbus continueto purchase and supply millions of face masks from China. The test A350-1000 returned to France on the 5th of April with a flight test crew and carried a cargo of 4 million face masks on board.
This is one of three missions that Airbus have conducted so far the previous flights being carried out by an A330-800 and a A330 Multi-role Tanker transport (MRTT). The Beluga fleet is also involved in the efforts transporting shipments between its European in France, Germany, Spain and the UK. Airbus committing to support the flight against the Coronavirus pandemic wherever they can.
Airus’ CEO Guillaume Faury said :-
“I would like to pay tribute to all the Airbus teams, globally, supporting the fight against COVID-19. They’re living our values in assisting those who are saving lives every day”
Airbus is also deploying its employees with the expertise and leveraging technology in this fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Designing and manufacturing venttilators and 3D printed visors which are critical resources for hospitals. Partnering with other organisations in unprecedented ways to achieve this goal as fast as possible.
In a statement from Airbus they have said that 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 global pandemic.
Source – Airbus