Airbus coordinates aid to the Philippines

Airbus A340 flight test aircraft en route from Lyon with 28 logistics and rescue specialists on board plus nearly 30 tonnes of humanitarian goods facilitated by ‘Action Contre la Faim’.

Airbus Philippine Airlines

The Airbus Corporate Foundation is currently coordinating several humanitarian relief aid missions.

An Airbus A340-300 test flight aircraft left Lyon, France at 7:45 this morning, for Cebu, Philippines with 28 logistics and emergency rescue specialists on board plus nearly 30 tonnes of water purification equipment and energy biscuits, destined for the victims of the Haiyan typhoon in the Philippines.

In addition a delivery-flight of an all new A321 to Philippine Airlines is being used to send a medical team of 10 doctors and nurses as well as 11 tonnes of medical equipment and food to Tacloban via Manila, Philippines. This help has been facilitated together with the Foundation partners Philippine Airlines, Humedica e.V. and Kühne & Nagel. The flight will leave the Airbus site in Hamburg, Germany, this Friday evening and is expected to arrive at Manila Capital airport on Sunday 8:30 p.m. local time. The medical personnel and goods will then be transported by an onward flight to Tacloban.