Airbus has deployed a new air-bridge flight
between Europe and China.
The flight was used to deliver additional face mask supplies
to the health systems of France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom, in
support of their ongoing fight against the COVID19 pandemic.
The aircraft, an Airbus A330-200 undergoing
conversion as Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT), took off on 26
March at 19:15 CET from Airbus’ Getafe site near
Madrid (Spain) reaching the Airbus site in Tianjin (China) on 27
The aircraft, operated by an Airbus crew, returned to Spain
on 28 March at 04.05 CET with a cargo of more than 4
million face masks.
In recent days, Airbus has organised other
flights from Europe and China with A330-800 and A400M aircraft to
donate thousands of face masks to hospitals and public services
The picture shows the A330MRTT departing Airbus’
Getafe site on 26 March.
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