Airbus continues China-Europe air-bridge with A330-200

Published: 29 March 2020 - 7:03 a.m.
By: Logistics Middle East Staff

Airbus has continued its efforts to deliver millions of face masks to Europe from China with a new air-bridge flight to support efforts against the Covid-19 crisis.

An Airbus A330-200, currently undergoing conversion as Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT), is supporting health systems in France, Germany, Spain and the UK.

The aircraft took off on 26 March at 19.15 local time (CET) from Airbus’ Getafe site near Madrid reaching the Airbus site in Tianjin, China, on 27 March.

The aircraft, operated by an Airbus crew, returned to Spain on 28 March at 04.05 local time (CET) with a cargo of more than 4 million face masks.

Airbus has already operated flights from Europe and China with A330-800 and A400M aircraft to donate thousands of face masks to hospitals and public services around Europe.

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