An Airbus A400M has delivered critically-needed
mask supplies to the Spanish health system.
The aircraft, known as MSN56 and operated by an
Airbus crew, took off on 23 March from Airbus’ headquarters in
Toulouse at 18.07 local time (CET) landing at the Getafe Air Base
in Madrid at 19.05 to off-load and deliver the masks to the
Spanish Ministry of Defence.
The cargo is part of the approximately 2 million
masks transported over the weekend by a test Airbus A330-800
aircraft from Tianjin, China, to Europe.
This air-bridge between Toulouse and Madrid will enable the delivery of a
significant supply of masks to the Spanish public health network
in support of current COVID19 crisis efforts and comes on top
of donations by Airbus in recent days to provide thousands of
masks to hospitals and public services around Europe.
Additional flights are planned to take
place in the coming days in coordination with national